Select Committee Interviews Two More Witnesses

June 17, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after the committee interviewed two witnesses this week, Rear Admiral Brian Losey and the Defense Attaché based in Tripoli, Libya, at the time of the attacks:

“I’m grateful for these witnesses taking the time to answer our questions, and for their service to our country. The testimony they provided helped complete our understanding of what happened in response to the Benghazi terrorist attacks. The committee is working overtime to complete the investigation and issue a report as soon as possible.”

The committee’s investigation encompasses the Department of Defense, the CIA and Intelligence Community, the State Department, and the White House. The committee has interviewed 107 witnesses, including 81 who had never before been questioned by Congress. Nine of the new witnesses interviewed were eyewitnesses to the attacks.

  • Of 57 State Department witnesses, nearly half were Diplomatic Security agents or principal officers who served in Benghazi.
  • Of 24 Department of Defense and Defense Intelligence Agency witnesses, 17 had never before been questioned by Congress.
  • The committee has interviewed 19 CIA witnesses, three White House or National Security Council witnesses, two Office of the Director of National Intelligence witnesses, and two non-government witnesses.

The committee has obtained and reviewed roughly 75,000 pages of new documents. Since (and including) New Year’s Eve, the committee has received more than 6,500 pages of documents from the State Department, including over 400 just last month.