The Obama administration, and now with Secretary of State Kerry’s involvement, need to clear up the Benghazi scandal once and for all. Let the chips fall where they may.
Congressman Darrell Issa won’t stop until the matter is put to bed, once and for all.
To any reasonable person following the Benghazi matter, it appears that there was something going on in the way of political cover during this escapade. Primarily, it has to do with Hillary Clinton’s refusal to expand security for consulate personnel in Libya when it was requested. That was clearly an error in judgment. It may also have been a budgetary decision made because Congress did not fully fund the State Departments security budget. That would be a mitigating piece of evidence.
As for the White House being involved in purposely quelling the involvement by al Qaeda for political advantage at election time, it surely does not look that this was the case.
Events are too fast moving for political involvement, and it appeared that the President and administration were forthcoming.
The vulnerability in all of this happened by Mrs. Clinton being worn out and sick at the time the event happened. She handed off to Susan Rice who was poorly supported by David Petraeus who had his own share of politicking going on because the CIA looked bad and Petraeus was about to go under for his own personal scandal.
If Mrs. Clinton is clean on this matter, it will help her more to put it behind her than to let it drag on.
“Issa subpoenas State Dept. documents on Benghazi talking points
By Molly K. Hooper – 05/28/13 01:23 PM ET
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has subpoenaed State Department documents related to the Benghazi talking points, according to a letter sent to Secretary of State John Kerry obtained by The Hill.
In the letter, Issa states that the department’s release of 100 emails earlier this month was “incomplete.” Issa demands that Kerry produce “relevant documents through subpoena. The enclosed subpoena covers documents and the communications related to talking points prepared for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and used by Ambassador Susan Rice during her September 16th, 2012, appearances on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, and CNN.”
Issa said that the documents released on May 20 did not answer “critical” questions posed by the committee as it investigates what happened during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the aftermath of that terror attack that killed former U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stephens and three other Americans.”
Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/302153-issa-subpoenas-state-dept-documents#ixzz2UcKD0hFL