Pentagon to Trey Gowdy and Benghazi panel: Back off

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., followed by committee members Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., leaves a secure area on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, where they are holding a closed-door hearing questioning former CIA Director David Petraeus in the investigation of the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., followed by committee members Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., leaves a secure area on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, where they are holding a closed-door hearing questioning former CIA Director David Petraeus in the investigation of the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Pentagon is sick of a House panel’s demands regarding the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, and sent a letter to the committee Thursday night calling on them to do a better job with their urgent requests for interviews.

“The department has spent millions of dollars on Benghazi-specific congressional compliance, including reviews by four other committees, which have diligently reviewed the military’s response in particular,” Stephen Hedger, the department’s assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, wrote in a Thursday letter addressed to the Select Committee on Benghazi. The committee is chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.




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