Trey Gowdy: Obama’s State Dept. Trying to Shield Hillary from Testifying at the Benghazi Hearing

Obama is trying to help Hillary avoid testifying before the House committee hearings on Benghazi by blocking the committee from calling her before them.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) complained that the State Department is delaying its cooperation with the committee by slowing the remittance of requested emails and other documents involving Clinton when she was Secretary of State.

“Simply put, the committee must have the records of communication requested more than six months ago before the secretary’s appearance can be scheduled,” Gowdy wrote.

The State Department pushed back, saying the department has provided 300 emails from Clinton, 19 witnesses and more than 4,000 pages of documents from the initial State Department investigation.

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The Benghazi committee “doesn’t know how to take ‘yes’ for an answer,” said State Department spokesman Alec Gerlach.

Gowdy had initially called for Clinton to testify next week on the attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, but he told Kerry that no longer appears possible.

Democrats have complained that Gowdy and other Republicans are drawing out the Benghazi hearings in order to disrupt Clinton’s presidential campaign, but Gowdy said the State Department is to blame for any delays. The committee must have a complete record before lawmakers can effectively question Clinton, Gowdy said.

“The only thing standing between the committee and the former secretary being able to discuss her tenure as secretary of state as it relates to Libya and Benghazi is the Department of State’s failure, in more than half a year, to produce a single, solitary email responsive to our request and subpoena,” Gowdy wrote.

Imagine that. Obama blocking people looking to shed light on government!

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