WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the release of new White House emails related to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
“Four Americans lost their lives in Benghazi, and this White House has gone to extraordinary lengths to mislead, obstruct, and obscure what actually took place. I am appalled to learn that the administration concealed relevant documents after the House subpoenaed all emails related to the misleading talking points. When four Americans die at the hands of terrorists, the families of the victims – and the American people – deserve the full, unvarnished truth and nothing less. Instead, this White House been callously dismissive of our efforts to get answers. The House has a constitutional obligation to carry out oversight of the administration, and the president has an obligation to cooperate. This evasiveness must end. Our investigation into the events of that September night is going to continue until this White House owns up to the truth – and until these terrorists are brought to justice.”
NOTE: In May of 2013, in response to repeated refusals to provide documents, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform issued a formal subpoena for documents and communications related to the misleading Benghazi talking points.