Virginia Congressman Says Families of Benghazi Victims 'Can't Get Any Information' About Attack

Rep. Frank Wolf says family members of multiple victims ‘don’t know what’s going on.’

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The families of several Benghazi victims have been left in the dark, says Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va.

An exasperated Rep. Frank Wolf, R–Va., slammed the Obama administration Wednesday for neglecting to fully inform the family members of victims of the Benghazi attack on what happened that day.

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Standing alongside two former Department of Defense officials, Wolf told reporters family members of two victims of the Benghazi attack have told him they "don't know what's going on." He later told Whispers that a mother of one of the victims said she was in contact with the administration immediately after the attack, but that she "can't get any information" from the administration anymore.

U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the September attack.

"If you were a member of one of these four families, or how about the individuals who have been wounded, and no one has spoken to them... do we not have an obligation to honor them?" Wolf said.

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The congressman's comments came just after the release of a letter signed by more than 700 retired special operations professionals asking Congress to create a select committee to investigate Benghazi. Wolf introduced a House resolution for the creation of such a committee back in January, but it has yet to get support from party leadership.

Wolf also said Wednesday federal employees who were at the mission in Benghazi during the attack haven't testified about what they saw out of fear.

"Many are afraid to come in, are afraid to testify, for fear their job could be jeopardized," he said.

Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy and a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Reagan administration, echoed Wolf's sentiment, calling it "witness suppression."

As Wolf and Gaffney spoke Tuesday, the conservative super PAC Revive America sent out mailings in support of a select committee on Benghazi.

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"This is no way to conduct an investigation," Bob Adams, who runs that PAC, told Whispers. "Even Inspector Clouseau knows that you have to issue subpoenas and interview witnesses for crying out loud."

An outside Accountability Review Board report on Benghazi in December said that State Department management and leadership failures led to "grossly inadequate" security at the mission.

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