Off the Record

Greta: Stop finger-pointing, get to the truth on Benghazi

'Off the Record', 10/31/13: Washington is all about the fight and never about the facts ... but it's time for the truth on the Benghazi terror attacks


By Greta Van Susteren

Let's just go "Off the Record" for a second. We are finally hearing late tonight that three Benghazi witnesses will meet with lawmakers behind closed doors in a few weeks. But, doesn't it distress you that things went even this far?

Don't you sometimes want to grab two people by the collar and put them in the same room and even tie them to the chair and demand an answer to very simple questions while they are sitting face to face? Well, the Obama administration, from President Obama to Press Secretary Jay Carney, insist they have not blocked any Benghazi witnesses from talking to congressional investigators. But then you hear U.S. senators talk, most notably Senator Lindsey Graham, who say that is completely false, that the administration is blocking the witnesses. One thing is clear. Someone is fudging the facts or even lying big time.

They can't both be right. So, stop the drama, the back and forth, the foot-dragging and the fingerpointing. Wouldn't you like to put them in the same room? We deserve the truth, and it would be nice to be spared the political drama. That's the problem with Washington. It's all about the fight, never the facts.

And that's my "Off the Record" comment tonight. If you have an important story or issue you think I should take "Off the Record," you know where to find me, Tell me all about it.