Saturday, 19 Mar 2016 09:20 AM
A source familiar with the meeting told Fox News that Gowdy, R-S.C., stepped in personally stepped in to negotiate to bring the pair before the committee, which is investigating the 2012 attacks on the Benghazi, Libya diplomatic compound.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reports that the meeting, held with members of the White House Counsel’s office, took place in late January in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the details were finalized.
Rice and Rhodes were central witnesses in the probe about their role in the administration’s narrative that blamed the attacks, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed, on protests over an anti-Islam video.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus is to return for a second testimony session Saturday, which Fox News reports he agreed to in January as an opportunity to “close the loop” after Rhodes and Rice testified. The meeting will take place in a secure area of the Capitol at 10 a.m., and will involve counsel, not the whole committee.