Congressman who claims ‘systemic, intentional’ Benghazi cover-up poised to chair new investigative committee, Dems furious

Trey Gowdy

Trey Gowdy, a knife-in-the-teeth former South Carolina prosecutor, is the front-runner to chair a congressional “Select Committee” that will investigate the September 11, 2012 State Department debacle in Benghazi, Libya, it emerged today.

And Democrats on Capitol Hill aren’t pleased.

Gowdy, a Republican, told TV host Greta van Susteren on Friday night that he has proof the Obama administration intentionally hid the causes of the Benghazi attack – and its own responses to the deadly raid – during the 2012 election season.

“I have evidence that not only are they hiding it but there’s an intent to hide it,” Gowdy said on the Fox News Channel. “I can’t disclose that evidence yet, but I have evidence that there was a systematic intentional decision to with hold certain documents from Congress, and we’re just sick of it.”