White House press secretary Jay Carney, showing his disapproval of the creation of a new House Select committee to investigate events surrounding the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in 2012, told reporters on Monday that the Obama administration would cooperate with “legitimate oversight” from Congress:
I haven’t seen an investigation. I’ve seen a lot of rhetoric, I’ve seen talk, I’ve seen some of the usual partisan assertions and heard them. What I will say is that we have a long history of cooperating with legitimate oversight from Congress, and that cooperation will continue. What I am not going to speculate about is what the Republicans are up to. It’s pretty blatantly apparent based on what they’ve said and what even other Republicans have said that this is a highly partisan exercise, but I’m not going to go further than that.
Carney was responding to a question from ABC’s Jonathan Karl, with whom he tangled last week on the Ben Rhodes email revelation, as to whether or not the White House would cooperate with the Benghazi investigation.
The White House, along with Democrats in Congress and the liberal media, have been howling since word leaked out last week that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was going to authorize a new Select committee to get to the bottom of the atacks in Benghazi that cost four Americans their lives, including a U.S. Ambassador.
Those howls only grew louder on Monday when it was announced that former prosecutor, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), would chair the committee, virtually guaranteeing a thorough investigation of the Obama administration’s actions.
The question is, if the investigation isn’t going to reveal anything the administration did wrong, or is trying to cover up, then why are they fighting it so hard?