In the public interest, this is what your $4.5 million tax dollars have gone to finance.
The Select Committee on Benghazi has a website. These are the members.
This is the stated scope and mission of the Select Committee.
Number 9 looks like a catch-all item meant to license anything related in any kind of webby way, and, of course, "relevant" is not defined and obviously is left to the discretion of members.On May 8, 2014, the House of Representatives adopted H. Res. 567, Providing for the Establishment of the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, Libya. (Roll Call Vote 209)
The Select Committee is authorized and directed to conduct a full and complete investigation and study and issue a final report of its findings to the House regarding--
- All policies, decisions, and activities that contributed to the attacks on United States facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, as well as those that affected the ability of the United States to prepare for the attacks;
- All policies, decisions, and activities to respond to and repel the attacks on United States facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, including efforts to rescue United States personnel;
- Internal and public executive branch communications about the attacks on United States facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012;
- Accountability for policies and decisions related to the security of facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and the response to the attacks, including individuals and entities responsible for those policies and decisions;
- Executive branch authorities' efforts to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012;
- Executive branch activities and efforts to comply with Congressional inquiries into the attacks on United States facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012;
- Recommendations for improving executive branch cooperation and compliance with congressional oversight and investigations;
- Information related to lessons learned from the attacks and executive branch activities and efforts to protect United States facilities and personnel abroad; and
- Any other relevant issues relating to the attacks, the response to the attacks, or the investigation by the House of Representatives into the attacks.
Here are the hearings.
One report has been issued.There are no hearings currently scheduled.
Past HearingsTue, 01/27/2015 - 10:30amHVC-210, The CapitolSubject Matter: Status Review of Outstanding RequestsWitnessesNeil HigginsDirector of Congressional AffairsCentral Intelligence AgencyJoel RubinDeputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative AffairsWed, 12/10/2014 - 10:00amHVC-210Topic: Reviewing Efforts to Secure U.S. Diplomatic Facilities and PersonnelWitnesses:Greg StarrAssistant Secretary for Diplomatic SecuritySteve LinickThe Inspector General, Department of StateWed, 09/17/2014 - 10:00amHVC-210, Capitol Visitor CenterTopic: Implementation of the Accountability Review Board recommendations
July 15 letter from committee Democrats to the chairman.H.Res. 567 authorizes and directs the Select Committee to conduct a full and complete investigation and study of the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi and issue a final report of its findings to the House.
The non classified versions of this final report, as well as any interim reports, will be published on this page.
May 8, 2015- Interim Progress Update
In contrast, the current status of the Warren Commission Report is about 900 pages with 26 volumes of supporting material. More will be released in 2017.
Has there been any Congressional endeavor as dysfunctional, wasteful, and disingenuous? The only real inaccuracy in McCarthy's statement is the damage to Hillary Clinton's image. We have known all along that the committee had a political mission and that Hillary was the target. The truth is that despite their expensive, extended efforts she is looking very good!
McCarthy's candidness is as refreshing as the toothpaste Republicans are trying to get back into the tube. We just don't want to buy any more toothpaste right now.