Rep. Pompeo: Benghazi Committee Just Wants the Truth from Petraeus
POMPEO: "Great to be with you, Andrea."
MITCHELL: "What do you want to hear from David Petraeus? You have seen so many documents in the past couple of years in this investigation of Benghazi. So what do you think he can provide?"
POMPEO: "Well, thanks for the question. We want to hear what we want to hear from all of the now 65 witnesses that the committee has interviewed. We are looking for the truth about what were the actions taken by each of the officials that surrounded the events that resulted in the death of four Americans on September 11, 2012. I hope general Petraeus can share what he was doing that day, the intelligence that was provided to both U.S. Government at large and the state Department, in particular, about what was potentially a threat there in Benghazi in the run-up to the events. And that he was also involved in the aftermath and how the briefings were conducted and how Congress was briefed on the attacks after the events as well."
MITCHELL: "There’s been some suggestion that the CIA which largely was responsible for the writing of the so-called talking points at a time when the State Department and others were under wraps because they were trying to not disclose what was classified information, that there was a very large intelligence operation there. They were trying to collect weapons that had been released to various militias during the civil war. Is that part of the issue, the aftermath, the way things were described?"
POMPEO: "Most certainly, yes. We’re going to ask questioning before the events, the events of that afternoon and evening here in Washington and the aftermath, the talking points and all the things that the intelligence community had provided to the secretary of state. Right, she testified about what she knew and didn’t know. She talked about this video. She told her family one thing and told governments around the world another and apparently families something else as well. We’re looking for the truth. We want to make sure that the things that all the witnesses including Secretary Clinton told this committee were truthful."