Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), recently named the head of the select committee on Benghazi, told Greta Van Susteren on Monday that he wants to see “every single, solitary, relevant, material document” regarding the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Libya.
Signaling a possible shift in the way Congress investigates the lingering questions about the Benghazi attacks, Gowdy said he is no longer interested in “summaries” or “synopses” produced by the Obama administration.
“I’m interested in access to the document and the witness, and I’ll decide whether or not I think the appropriate questions were asked in the past,” he said.
The select committee will aggressively compile facts and evidence relating to Benghazi and present it all to a jury, which will make a decision on the matter.
The South Carolina Republican said witnesses have alleged a coordinated effort to prevent certain documents from being released to Congress. Some documents have likely been classified in a clear effort to stonewall investigators, he added.
“There are certain things in our culture that have to transcend politics. And I don’t mean to sound naive, but the murder of four fellow Americans and an attack on a facility that is emblematic of our country should transcend politics, and I know our fellow citizens can handle the truth, but only if they get access to it,” Gowdy said.