The lawyer representing Sidney Blumenthal is pressing the GOP leader of the House Select Committee on Benghazi to release the full transcript of the longtime Clinton family ally's deposition before the panel on Tuesday.
James M. Cole, in a letter to Rep. Trey Gowdy on Friday, asks for "immediate release" of the transcript of the daylong grilling, a request that joins a Democratic push for the transcript to be made public.
"There have been numerous leaks about his emails and testimony, many of which have given an inaccurate account of what occurred in the deposition. It is unfair to my client, to the work of the Committee, and to the public to allow this inaccurate record to persist," wrote Cole, a former deputy attorney general.
Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of the Clinton's, sent then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a suite of intelligence memos about Libya in 2011 and 2012. Blumenthal told the panel that the memos, which Clinton circulated to top aides, were written by a former high-level CIA officer.
The letter cites several press accounts based on the release of select emails and details about the deposition, and says they are "creating an incomplete and unfair narrative about the deposition, Mr. Blumenthal's knowledge about Libya, and the tragedy that occurred in Benghazi."