Skip to comments.John Kerry won't testify before House Oversight Committee after all(Issa backing Gowdy Select Comm.)
Posted on 05/30/2014 11:33:46 AM PDT by smoothsailing
TOPICS: HOUSE OVERSIGHT
Secretary of State John Kerry won't testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the Benghazi terrorist attacks after all.
Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., dropped his subpoena in order to eliminate a State Department argument against Kerry appearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who sits on the regular oversight panel with Issa.
"We have been clear that we're willing to work with the committee, despite the fact that the Benghazi oversight has been consolidated under the select committee," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters last week.
"We believe the secretarys appearance before HOGR will eliminate any need for the secretary to appear a second time before the select committee," Harf said.
Issa released Kerry from the subpoena Friday. Seeing Secretary Kerry and others, who have worked to obstruct critical oversight of Congress investigations into Benghazi, attempt to use the upcoming June 12 hearing as a shield against the Select Committee tells me its time to reassess," he said.
"As much as we fought to learn what we could, bring critical witnesses forward, and shame the administration into disclosing more than it originally intended, I expect the select committees unified jurisdiction will afford it better access to the complete picture than any of its investigative predecessors," Issa said.
"In attempting to cover up documents like the September 14 e-mail from Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and other officials have no one but themselves to blame for the increased scrutiny they should soon expect, he said.
Congress needs to subpoena everyone involved and lock up those who refuse. Otherwise the democrats will continue to spit in the eye of America.
Good. I look forward to Trey Gowdy ripping that traitors guts out for all to see.
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More Harf barf.
Me too! Hey Trey, rack that commie bastard!
Kerry wasn’t involved. All he can offer is information told to him by others, which is just hearsay.
Good thing. Gowdy knows how to seek the truth.
Issa did not have a clue.
Perhaps he can provide a list of the Benghazi survivors and explain why they have been sequestered.
Didn’t know that. Thanks.
But I doubt Gowdy sees Kerry as culpable in any serious way. More likely he sees Kerry as a way to get to the unreleased documents and those that have redactions.
Kerry can be put on the spot to produce, and Kerry is the kind of arrogant but cowardly twit who will fold when confronted with the fierce determination of a pit bull like Gowdy.
since O has been releasing so many IslamoNazi terrorists and illegal immigrants from gaol,
how about reserving one for Kerry?
You were certainly right. Gowdy is Kerry’s worse nightmare.
I won’t be surprised if Kerry starts whining that Issa has double-crossed him! LOL!
I think Issa did what he could with the authority that he has. Without his work about one third of everything we know now about Fast and Furious would not have been uncovered.
how about a rat infested Mexican jail!
Kerry is involved. The State Dept. has refused to turn over a lot since he took charge of it.
Good news, Gowdy will rip Kerry a new one if Kerry tries to play games with him.
yea, a real secretary of state would have brought our Marine back from that Mexican jail cell long ago...
let’s get a real secretary of state
and then there will be a vacancy open up
just as you say
Good news indeed! Issa is shutting down, making way for a united front behind Trey Gowdy and the Select Committee.
Kerry, Obama, and Clinton are deeply saddened. Cummings has gone in to therapy.
Exactly. I knew you’d know what I meant! B^)
Cummings has gone in to therapy.
LOL! I love it!
I suppose that warning tag on something from CA doesn’t surprise me though like you and the wife I’ve never seen or heard of it, I even called to Mrs. Jaz to ask her and she hasn’t either.
Though CA is our home state we don’t miss it in the least and it has to be much worse now than when we moved north.
maybe he consulted his magic hat.