May 17, 2013

Rep Issa To Thomas Pickering: You've Been Served

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa formally demanded the co-'investigator' of the Benghazi clusterfruckman, who is also the man who called Americans rabidly racist and Islamophobes, to appear before the Committee.

This should prove to be very interesting[PDF]

The lawmaker leading the charge to investigate the Benghazi, Libya, terror attack on Friday subpoenaed the co-author of a report that slammed the State Department but didn't interview Hillary Clinton.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) formally demanded that retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering submit to being deposed by the committee next Thursday.

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"What difference at this point does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton

"The future doesn't belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam"~Barack Ohama

"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney

Update: More here

The ARB [Benghazi Accountability Review Board ..ed] worked behind closed doors," Issa wrote. "It did not record its interviews. No transcripts of ARB interviews exist. Even now, months after the ARB report was released, the ARB's investigative process has remained opaque."[...]

Separately, CBS News published a report in which unnamed officials expressed regret about a decision on Sept. 11 not to send a counterterror unit known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team.

Fox News has previously reported that the administration decided not to send the unit to Benghazi. It would not have been deployed to repel the fighting, but could have been used to secure the scene in the aftermath. Ultimately, they were not sent, the scene was compromised and it took the FBI weeks to get there. [More...]

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