- Apr 13, 2011
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One of the most mysterious figures in the investigation by the House Select Committee on Benghazi has been “John from Iowa,” a man who called into Sean Hannity’s radio show in May 2013 and said he was a drone operator who saw what happened on the night of the attacks in Libya a year earlier.
The committee, led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), pressed the Defense Departmentto find this talk radio caller and make him available to lawmakers. In April, Assistant Secretary of Defense Stephen Hedger insisted they were moving as quickly as possible on that request and others, and criticized Gowdy for “the continuous threats from your staff to subpoena witnesses because we are not able to move quickly enough to accommodate these new requests.”
Two months later, the committee was finally able to interview “John from Iowa.” In a statement, it questioned whether Hedger was being honest when he said the Pentagon could not locate him, since it would be “hard to imagine just how much incompetence would be required for that to be true.”
“In fact, ‘John from Iowa’ provided virtually no new substantive information about the attacks and instead explained that he had called into Sean Hannity’s radio show only to make sure that Congress had access to the drone video, which he stated was the best evidence of what occurred on the night of the attacks,”
Read more @: Benghazi Committee Gets Nothing New From Talk Radio Caller ‘John From Iowa’
Its time to wrap up this committee. Actually, its been long overdue to wrap up this committee. This is nothing but a political charade that has shown itself to be a complete waste of time and mostly used as a campaign stunt.