The State Department has made it clear that they are not interested in allowing the survivors of the Benghazi terror attack to testify for a House committee, as reported by Catherine Herridge of Fox News today.
Not only is the State Department stonewalling on the survivors themselves, they are refusing to release transcripts of the interviews initially conducted by the FBI with the survivors. Herridge writes,
"Graham has been asking since last year for the FBI’s transcripts of interviews with State Department and CIA survivors who were evacuated to Germany after the Sep.11 attack on the U.S. consulate."
The Benghazi survivors have been elusive ever since the horrific attack in Libya resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Steven, Computer expert Sean Smith and Navy Seals Tyrone Wood and Glen Doherty. Despite the clear stonewalling by the State Department on the names of the survivors, or even on the exact number of officials rescued on Sept. 11, 2012, the mainstream media has been painfully disinterested in their whereabouts.
The latest development involves Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield, who was appointed just a few weeks ago after being Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, as reported at White House.gov. She, along with many others, were "confirmed without a formal roll call vote," as reported by Raffaela Wakeman of Lawfare.
Julia Frifield wrote a letter on October 28 to Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been stepping up his efforts to find the survivors, saying that the State Department has "serious concerns about having the survivors of the attack submit to additional interviews."