By Julian Hattem – 02/18/16 06:01 AM EST at The Hill

House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziThe head of the House Benghazi Committee claims to have achieved “significant breakthroughs” following interviews with top Obama administration officials this month.

The panel “has made enormous progress this month,” Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a statement on Thursday, following interviews with officials including national security adviser Susan Rice and deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.

Those two closed-door interviews followed “months and months of quiet negotiations with the White House,” Gowdy said.

This week, the committee — which is investigating the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya — also interviewed former National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen, Gowdy said.

Rice’s interview is especially notable because … read more here