Rep. Trey Gowdy claimed in an interview on Fox News that the Obama administration is creating "aliases" for survivors of the Benghazi terror attack and "dispersing them" throughout the country.
The allegation followed new reports about the lengths to which the administration is going to keep witnesses to the attack quiet. Fox News has learned that at least five CIA employees were forced to sign additional nondisclosure agreements this past spring in the wake of the Benghazi attack.
CNN also reported that CIA operatives are being intimidated into keeping quiet.
Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, addressed the reports Thursday night on Fox News. He claimed the effort to keep information about the attack secret included "changing names, creating aliases."
"So you stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance or perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk to people who have the most amount of information, dispersing them throughout the country and changing their names," he said.
The administration claims it has been forthcoming, both in providing documents about the attack and access to personnel. The CIA told CNN that CIA employees are "always free to speak to Congress."