Just two days after being confirmed, the new leader of the FBI is facing pressure from Congress to get to the bottom of the Benghazi terror attacks.
Eight Republican lawmakers, voicing frustration about the seemingly slow pace of the investigation 10 months after the Sept. 11 attacks, are preparing a letter to James Comey demanding he make the Benghazi probe a priority, Fox News confirms. Comey was confirmed on Monday to replace Robert Mueller at the helm of the FBI.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who started the letter along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News that the FBI is failing to interview key people connected with the militant group Ansar al-Sharia.
“Our FBI has never talked to these people, and that’s just wholly unacceptable,” Chaffetz said.
“This is a pathetic effort to bring people to justice,” Graham said, in a separate interview with Fox News.
Obama administration officials have tried to assuage lawmakers’ lingering concerns and questions about the Benghazi attack, including over allegations that the administration misled the public about the nature of the assault last September. But lawmakers have also grown increasingly frustrated over the fact that nobody has been brought to justice since four Americans were killed in the attack on two U.S. posts in the eastern Libya city that was a home base for the anti-Qaddafi rebellion.