Late last week, House Speaker John Boehner announced he will be putting together a select committee to investigate the 9/11 attack in Benghazi after bombshell emails obtained by Judicial Watch showed the White House was directly involved in altering talking points. Further, Secretary of State John Kerry was issued a subpoena demanding more documentation and asked to give testimony on May 21 in front of the House Oversight Committee about the attack.
We're still waiting on details about the select committee, but early indicators show Boehner will appoint former prosecutor and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy to lead the investigation. Specifics about the extent and cost of the new select committee are expected to be released early this week. A vote on the select committee could come as early as today.
Cantor's office said late last week House could vote on #Benghazi related measures tied to select cmte as early as this week.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 5, 2014
Sources say formal announcement of #Benghazi cmte chair could come as early as today. All focus on Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 5, 2014
Here's some more information about what to expect:
Get ready to hear the words "partisan witch hunt" and "Republicans are politicizing this tragedy," coming from the mouths of Democrats at nauseam over the course of the next few months and especially as damning evidence gets closer and closer to the White House, President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.