—By Domani Spero
On May 17, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa wrote to Secretary Kerry with a request to interview 13 former and current employees of the State Department. On June 24, he wrote another letter asking hey, it’s been a month and the Committee has only been able to interview one of the thirteen individuals identified on the May 17 letter. Apparently, that one interview was scheduled without the assistance of the State Department.
So he was not happy, particularly after learning that the interviews will not occur until the middle of July.
July! That’s like the middle of the summer transfer season!
Anyway, Chairman Issa will not take it anymore and says “The Department has left me with no alternative but to issue subpoenas to compel testimony from these important witnesses.“
The following witness were reportedly issued subpoenas:
- Eric Boswell, Former Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
- Scott Bultrowicz, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service, Bureau of Diplomatic Security
- Elizabeth Dibble, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
- Elizabeth Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau Near Eastern Affairs
Click here to read Chairman Issa’s June 24 letter to Secretary Kerry.
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