AP Reporter DESTROYS State Dept Spokeswoman Over Benghazi Witnesses...
(THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) -- State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was pressed by Associated Press reporter Matt Lee Wednesday on reports that the Obama administration continues to withhold Benghazi documents and witnesses and struggled to provide a straight answer.
Lee also asked about whether the complaint specifically that survivors of the attack who were interviewed by the FBI and then interviewed by the ARB are not being allowed to testify is incorrect.
Psaki answered that interviews of these individuals outside of the criminal justice process would pose risks that could jeopardize the law enforcement efforts.
“In addition, should their identities become public, they may become targets, putting their lives as well as those of their families and the people they protect at risk,” she said. “And based on that information, the agents requested have not spoken publicly.”
It also led to this exchange:
Q: OK, but it is factually correct, though, then, that the State Department or the administration is preventing people, specifically the survivors of the attack, from testifying, right?
PSAKI: I don’t have anything — I don’t have anything –
Q: For whatever reason — I’m not asking the reason; it’s just true, right?
PSAKI: Matt, the context here is very important. I don’t have anything more to add.