Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission in Benghazi disclosed he was never interviewed by the FBI Wednesday in the OGR Benghazi hearing.
Additionally, Hicks described the difficulty the FBI had in the weeks after the attack reaching Benghazi:
PAUL GOSAR: Let me get the timeline finalized here. So the FBI is sitting in Tripoli for weeks waiting for the approval of the Libyan government to travel to Benghazi. Is that appropriate?
GREGORY HICKS: They were attempting to do their job from Tripoli as best they could.
PAUL GOSAR: But they were denied access into Benghazi, right?
GREGORY HICKS: Correct.
PAUL GOSAR: What were they doing with their time?
GREGORY HICKS: They were interviewing witnesses that they could find in Tripoli and could meet with in Tripoli and they were also engaging with the government in order to develop a cooperative investigation with the Libyans who had sent an investigator to Benghazi.
PAUL GOSAR: Were you interviewed by the FBI?
GREGORY HICKS: No, I was never interviewed by the FBI.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) has speculated the delay that the FBI experienced while they were in Triploi may be attributable to the Obama Administration insulting Libyan President Mohammed Magarief by claiming the Benghazi attack was the result of a protest.