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Issa departing in Issa style: Subpoenas Kerry

Darrell Issa has issued a subpoena to Secretary John Kerry requiring that he appear to testify before the oversight committee on May 21st on a day Kerry is scheduled to be in Mexico. Doing this is grandstanding, for certain, because the State Department has complied with previous information request on the Benghazi situation. However, an email showed up that was apparently not provided before that shows Ben Rhodes from the White House was involved in producing talking points. That act is evidence that the White House was politicizing the reporting of facts, or that the White House was engaged in doing its job which would be coordinating talking points. Look, Obama was running for reelection and didn’t want his foreign policy to be tarnished, by the Libyan attack. For an instant is was possible that the attack was spontaneous, but after further review, it was al Qaeda led.

Abusive and abrasive, Darrell Issa
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“This week the group Judicial Watch released an email obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request that shows White House official Ben Rhodes coordinating talking points for then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice before her Sunday talk show appearances the weekend after the attack in Libya.

In the email, Rhodes said Rice should “underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

Issa expressed outrage that the Rhodes email exchange was not handed over to Congress under a previous subpoena.

“Compliance with a subpoena for documents is not a game. Because your Department is failing to meet its legal obligations, I am issuing a new subpoena to compel you to appear before the Committee to answer questions about your agency's response to the congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack,” Issa said.”

Darrell Issa has his own stained and tarnished reputation. Republicans should be embarrassed that Issa is where he is because he is a felon. He was car thief who went into the car alarm business for crying out loud. His military record is bogus too. He should be departing quietly but can’t control himself. This too shall pass.

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