Republicans Accuse White House of Sitting on Fort Hood Review

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The White House has been sitting on a preliminary review of the Fort Hood shooting since the end of November and refuses to share its contents with Congress, House Republicans say.

    Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have been pressing the Obama administration to either provide a copy of the review or brief them on it, arguing that it's important for relevant members to be in the loop as the review goes forward.

    "They're stonewalling us. They won't give us anything," Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com. "They have just refused to brief Congress any further on this whole matter. ... It doesn't make sense to me."

    The National Security Council last month took control over informational briefings on the Nov. 5 shooting rampage, which left 13 dead and dozens wounded at the Texas base. The preliminary report from intelligence agencies was due at the end of November.

    A White House spokesman said in an e-mail Wednesday that the reason members of Congress have not been briefed on the report is because, "We're reviewing it."

    But Thornberry said the White House is obligated to share the information it has. He cited the National Security Act of 1947.

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    This is what they mean by "open" administration.
     

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