Rep. Steve Stockman, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, tells Newsmax TV that the decision to bring charges against a former Libyan militia commander for the Benghazi attack is "ironic" considering the State Department hasn't encouraged its own witnesses to come forward.
"We still haven't gotten a letter from the State Department issuing a statement allowing witnesses to come forward and testify because they're under apparently a secret agreement," said the Texas Republican in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Ahmed Abu Khattala insisted to The Associated Press on Wednesday that he was not involved in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
U.S. Officials named Khattala and an unspecified number of others in a sealed complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. though it's unclear what charges he and the others face as Libya's Justice Ministry declined to comment on the U.S. charges.
Well, I find it ironic because as you know we had several hearings in which witnesses at the last minute decide not to show up for a hearing. We still haven't heard from some of the people that were there — in fact I'm not sure we've heard from anybody that was there," asserted Stockman.