House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa had had his hands full dealing with the numerous investigations of the Obama administration, but he remains committed to finding out the truth about the Benghazi terrorist attack.
Issa has just issued four new subpoenas to State Department employees who “possess direct knowledge of the event,” the Washington Examiner reported Issa said.
According to the Examiner, the four current and former employees subpoenaed are:
Eric Boswell, the former Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Scott Bultrowicz, the former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service, Elizabeth Dibble, the former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs ad Elizabeth Jones, the acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau Near Eastern Affairs.
Jones was the State Department official who, according to the whistleblower testimony before the House, told the Libyan ambassador the Islamic terrorist group, Ansar al Sharia, was responsible for the attack.
“Jones had sent out that information to nearly all top State Department officials,” the article said. “But just days later, Susan Rice, the United States ambassador to the U.N., said on a round of talk shows that the attack was prompted by an anti-Muslim video circulating on YouTube.”
In a letter to Sec. of State John Kerry, Issa complained that of the list of 13 State Department employees congressional investigators asked to speak to months ago, they have been, “provided access to just one official.”
The paper reported Issa’s letter to Kerry read, in part:
These persistent delays create the appearance that the Department is dragging its feet to slow down the Committee’s investigation. It does not require weeks of preparation to answer questions truthfully. These delays also take us further in time away from the dates of the events in question.
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