Issa subpoenas 4 State Department Benghazi witnesses
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday subpoenaed four State Department officials as part of his investigation into the administration's response to the Benghazi, Libya, diplomatic mission attack.I think the cover up at State continues with stalling tactics. The question maybe high high up the cover up goes and who they are trying to protect. I suspect the incompetence starts at the top.
In a sharply worded letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Issa wrote that State chief of staff David Wade has been uncooperative since being first approached in mid-May with the request to make 13 State Department personnel available for depositions.
“I am concerned that waiting weeks or months while the Department prepares witnesses to be interviewed creates the risk that their testimony will have been rehearsed or coached,” Issa wrote. “The Department has left me with no alternative but to issue subpoenas to compel testimony from these important witnesses.”
The witnesses work in two bureaus that were singled out for criticism in the department's independent audit of security lapses at the U.S. mission.
The newly deposed individuals are Eric Boswell, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security's former assistant secretary and its former principal deputy assistant secretary; Scott Bultrowicz, the director of the Diplomatic Security Service; and Elizabeth Dibble and Elizabeth Jones, the former principal deputy assistant secretary and the acting assistant secretary at the Bureau Near Eastern Affairs, respectively.