From the moments after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Barack Obama has fought to conceal the truth about his administration’s response from the American people.

The unanswered questions continued to pile up and Congress demanded answers.

But Obama’s latest move to cover up the truth surrounding the tragedy in Benghazi is a massive insult to the American people.

Chairman Trey Gowdy has asked Obama to answer the panel’s questions so the committee can present the most complete report possible.

Because of separation of powers, Gowdy cannot compel Obama to testify.

But past Presidents have submitted to special committees convened by the Legislative branch.

George W. Bush answered questions from the 9/11 commission, which was authorized by Congress.

And Obama has provided answers, through his counsel, to previous inquiries by the committee.

Gowdy is going out of his way to avoid a constitutional conflict between the Legislative and Executive branches of government.

Politico reports:

“Gowdy told Eggleston two years ago, in 2014, that he would at some point wish to ask the president a series of questions about the attack — not by compelling an appearance but via written inquiry. Gowdy again brought it up at a face-to-face meeting with Eggleston, his deputy and a top White House congressional liaison in Charlotte, North Carolina, in January 2016. He even offered to show the White House the questions in advance and provide the underlying testimony that led the panel to ask such questions, sources say.”

And the White House did provide answers to these questions.

But Gowdy believes there are matters needing more clarification, and has requested additional answers from Obama.

This made the White House go nuclear.

Politico also reports:

“Eggleston has encouraged Obama not to answer the committee’s questions “because of the implications of his response on the constitutional separation of powers,” according to a letter sent Saturday to Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and obtained by POLITICO.

“If the president were to answer your questions, his response would suggest that Congress has the unilateral power to demand answers from the president about his official acts,” the letter reads.

 Eggleston also accused the panel of asking questions it already knew the answer to — something the committee denies.”

 Republicans on the committee believe the White House has obstructed their work from day one.

The administration has been less than forthcoming in producing witnesses.

And now they are stonewalling a legitimate inquiry – which does not threaten the separation of powers – made by the committee.

In response to Obama’s latest insult, Gowdy’s committee fired off a blistering response.

Politico reports:

“It’s no surprise President Obama would rather take questions from Derek Jeter than answer questions for the American people about the Benghazi terrorist attacks, which followed what he himself has called his worst mistake — failing to plan for what happened after the State Department pushed U.S. intervention in Libya,” said committee spokesman Jamal Ware, referring to Obama’s chat a few days ago with the former New York Yankee. “The White House’s fictional narrative today is the latest chapter of the story it has been spinning since 2012, when four of our fellow citizens were murdered by Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in the tragic terrorist attacks in Benghazi.”