WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a briefing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week, CIA Director John Brennan said the Central Intelligence Agency has received “repeated requests” from the chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi to add Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to the agency’s secretive targeted kill list.
According to The Washington Post, Director Brennan testified that his office had received “close to a dozen” emails over a four-month period from Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC). DCI Brennan indicated to the Committee that over time, the tone of the emails became “increasingly demanding.”
Initially Rep. Gowdy sent a request through official channels asking the CIA to add a set a GPS coordinates to the Disposition Matrix, a complex database maintained by the government that creates a framework for tracking, capturing, and killing enemies of the United States.
In a transcript of the email provided to Congress by Director Brennan, Rep. Gowdy states the GPS coordinates belong to “a stand-alone structure harboring an individual who played a key role in the Benghazi attacks.” Upon further investigation, “it was determined the coordinates represented the physical address of Mrs. Clinton’s personal residence in Chappaqua, New York,” Brennan said.
Subsequent emails sent from Mr. Gowdy’s office requested that Mrs. Clinton’s Arkansas residence, her personal vehicles and, strangely, at least two neighboring residences be added to the kill list and labeled “high priority targets.” Director Brennan said he has since tagged “all incoming mail from Rep. Gowdy’s office as spam.”
Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina chairs the Select Committee on Benghazi which convened Thursday to question Hillary Clinton, who was Secretary of State during the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.