Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) claimed on Friday that the Obama administration is covering up information about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, but could not say exactly what the cover-up was.
Rep. Chaffetz, a member of the House Oversight Committee, said the committee has not yet heard from over twenty Americans who were in Benghazi at the time of the attack.
According to TheHill.com, Rep. Chaffetz claims there are thousands of emails, transcripts and other documents that the Obama administration has not handed over yet to the House Oversight Committee.
“We still have major questions that haven't been answered. We have terrorists that have not been captured or killed. We have four dead Americans,” Rep. Chaffetz said during an interview with Fox News.
Rep. Chaffetz failed to mention that President Bush did not catch terrorist Osama bin Laden for seven years.
“We have more questions than ever and we have an administration that will not live up to the president's promise of openness and transparency. That is not happening and it leads me to the conclusion that this is indeed a cover-up,” claimed Rep. Chaffetz.
“We do things differently in the United States of America. We are open and transparent,” added Rep. Chaffetz. “We are self-critical in order to learn from those mistakes and make sure that they never ever happen again."
“And so, I hope the motivation is not more sinister, but it's often the lack of candor at the beginning that leads to the problems down the road and that's where were at today.”
Back on May 6, Rep. Chaffetz claimed: "We had people that were getting killed [in Benghazi], we had people who are willing to risk their lives to go save them, and somebody told them to stand down," which was debunked as "false" by Politifact.com.
Source: TheHill.com and Politifact.com