Select Committee Announces Significant State Document Production

July 27, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC— Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy announced the State Department late today pledged to produce 5,000 new pages of documents to the Committee tomorrow. 

“The State Department has informed the Committee it will make a production of approximately 5,000 pages tomorrow—the second largest production the Committee has received and the largest since last summer,” Gowdy said. “When I had a frank conversation with Mr. Finer last week about the Department’s compliance failures, he requested I move the hearing due to his ongoing responsibilities to the Secretary this week. As a condition of postponing the hearing, we made the reasonable request for a significant production of documents.”

As a result of the forthcoming production, the Chairman has accepted Mr. Finer’s request to postpone the compliance hearing. 

“This was never about a hearing, but about getting the documents. The Committee is not interested in drama, we want the facts. If the State Department does not fulfill this production, or if production continues to be anemic and underwhelming, we will move forward with scheduling a compliance hearing before the Committee.”