Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi announced Friday they have issued a subpoena for a Pentagon official who claimed in late April that he was unable to locate a witness who had been an active-duty member of the Air Force all along.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who chairs the committee, said the subpoena would force the Pentagon official to explain whether the long delay in gaining access to the witness was an attempt by the military to cover up his testimony.
"This Pentagon political appointee claimed in an official letter to the committee the Department of Defense could not find a requested witness, despite expending 'significant resources' searching for him," Gowdy said of Stephen Hedger, who wrote in an April 28 letter that the Benghazi committee was placing an undue burden on the Pentagon with its deluge of requests.
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