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Stockman suggests witness intimidation behind stalled Benghazi investigation

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Alexis Levinson
Political Reporter

WASHINGTON — Texas Rep. Steve Stockman suggested Tuesday that the investigation into Benghazi had stalled because witnesses were pressured into not testifying before committees.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee postponed a hearing on the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that was scheduled for last Thursday, and an Oversight Committee hearing that was possibly going to be held this week never came to fruition.

Stockman, speaking at press conference Tuesday, cried foul play.

“We had two hearings that we had to cancel because the witnesses were either somehow intimidated or somehow suggested that they don’t come,” he said.

Stockman is the author of a petition to force a vote on a bill calling for a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. The bill was authored by Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf.

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