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Rep. Trey Gowdy: ‘Explosive’ Benghazi hearings ‘coming quickly’

- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rep. Trey Gowdy, appearing on Fox News on Saturday afternoon, promised that "explosive" congressional hearings over the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, are "coming quickly."

"There are more Benghazi hearings coming; I think they're going to be explosive," Mr. Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican who is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Fox's Uma Pemmaraju.

Mr. Gowdy wasn't able to give out too many details, but he hinted that the public for the first time might hear from witnesses to the terror attack that left four Americans dead.

"I am bound by certain measures of confidentiality, but I would tell you that you are getting very warm," Mr.  Gowdy said when asked by Ms. Pemmaraju whether witnesses could be coming forward. "[The hearings] are coming sooner rather than later."

He said several questions need to be answered, such as why there was a failure of security, "what happened during the siege itself and why aid was not sent," and whether the testimony by Susan E. Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was "grossly negligent or whether it was intentionally misleading."

Mr. Gowdy added that in a trial, "direct evidence, direct testimony by eyewitnesses is always the most compelling."

"Trust me when I tell you you will want to follow the hearings that are coming up," he reiterated.

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