On May 28, 2013, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced the issuance of a subpoena for “documents and communications referring or relating to the Benghazi talking points” from ten current and former State Department officials.
Ah, yes – the irresistible talking points.
The letter and subpoena sets a deadline of Friday, June 7, 2013, for Secretary Kerry to provide all documents and communications referring or relating to the Benghazi talking points, to or from the following current and former State Department personnel:
- William Burns, Deputy Secretary of State;
- Elizabeth Dibble, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs;
- Beth Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs;
- Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management;
- Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (departed post)
- Thomas Nides, Deputy Secretary for Management (departed post)
- Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson (nominee for Assistant Secretary of EUR)
- Philippe Reines, Deputy Assistant Secretary (departed post)
- Jake Sullivan, Director of Policy Planning (departed post, currently VPOTUS National Security Advisor)
- David Adams, Assistant Secretary for State for Legislative Affairs (departed post)
Click here to read Chairman Issa’s letter to Secretary Kerry.
Stock up on popcorn folks. “Talking Points” will not have a season finale for the foreseeable future.
- House panel subpoenas State Department over Benghazi (cnn.com)
- US lawmaker subpoenas State Dept. emails on Benghazi (voicerussia.com)