House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) issued a subpoena Tuesday in order to obtain documents related to talking points the administration used in the aftermath of the Benghazi, Libya attacks, which he writes the State Department has refused to provide upon his previous requests.
In his letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Issa states that the “State Department has not lived up to the Administration’s broad and unambiguous promises of cooperation with Congress. Therefore, I am left with no alternative but to compel the State Department to produce relevant documents through a subpoena.”
The subpoena requests that by June 7 “all documents and communications referring or relating to the Benghazi talking points, to or from the following current and former state department personnel:”
1. William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State;2. Elizabeth Dibble, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs;3. Beth Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs;4. Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management;5. Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton;6. Thomas Nides, Deputy Secretary for Management;7. Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson;8. Philippe Reines, Deputy Assistant Secretary;9. Jake Sullivan, Director of Policy Planning; and,10. David Adams, Assistant Secretary for State for Legislative Affairs.