State Dept spokesperson: Meh, we haven’t really decided if we’re going to comply with that Benghazi subpoena

posted at 3:21 pm on May 30, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Earlier this week, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa decided that Congress had had just about enough of the Obama administration’s persnickety back-and-forth on the ongoing investigation into last year’s terrorist attack in Benghazi, and straight-up served the State Department with a subpoena for documents and communications between State Department officials concerning the attack and the altered talking points presented to the public in its aftermath. As of yesterday afternoon, however, the State Department hadn’t yet decided on a course of action for the subpoena — which I’m presuming means that they see noncompliance as a definite option. From their daily press briefing on Wednesday (h/t Breitbart):

QUESTION: New topic? Yesterday, Chairman Issa sent a letter to Secretary Kerry and issued a subpoena for documents relating to the development of the talking points used by Susan Rice and communications between 10 current and former State officials. Do you have a reaction? Has he responded? And does the Department intend on complying with the – I believe it’s June 7th deadline for supplying these documents?

MS. PSAKI: Well, let me just remind everyone since given the opportunity that we have demonstrated unprecedented – an unprecedented degree of cooperation with Congress on the issue of Benghazi, engaging now in nearly 40 hearings, briefing members of staff, and – members and staff – and sharing over 25,000 pages of documents with committees.

On this specific issue, you’ll recall that a hundred pages of documents on the talking points were released just weeks ago. They were inclusive of the emails around this issue, and from our perspective, the CIA-led interagency process, as we now know through which these talking points were developed, has been thoroughly addressed publicly.

But of course, we remain committed, as we have consistently been, to working with Congress, and we are taking stock of this recent subpoena and determining the next appropriate steps.

QUESTION: Since a hundred pages of emails were actually sent to them and everybody observed it, and in fact, there was a lot of backtracking on initial content and so on, what else – what is being subpoenaed?

MS. PSAKI: I encourage you to ask Chairman Issa that question.

QUESTION: Has the Secretary responded?

MS. PSAKI: No. I just said we’re determining the next appropriate steps.

QUESTION: So just a quick follow-up to that just for clarity. So when you say you’re determining the next appropriate steps, you haven’t yet decided whether or not the State Department will be providing the documents that are in the subpoena?

MS. PSAKI: That’s correct. But we have provided, just as a reminder, of course, a hundred pages of documents on the talking points that this is regarding.

Ugh. Why does this administration constantly feel the need to insist that their oh-so-magnanimous [non]cooperation is “unprecedented,” like they’re going out of their way to do us lowly citizens some kind of especial favor and that they are honest-to-goodness running The Most Transparent Administration, Evah (instead of, you know, the opposite of that)? The fact that they have provided over 100 pages or 25,000 pages of documents already really isn’t relevant if Congress thinks they still might be masking something — you could release tranches and tranches of documents that don’t answer the questions at hand, and that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re “cooperating.” I’d say this sounds a lot more like stonewalling than cooperating; and while progressive pundits and politicians insist that the GOP is jumping the shark with Benghazi and that there’s no actual “there-there,” then why in the heck don’t they just turn over the requested documents already and put this whole thing to bed?

Since it sounds like the State Department might be willing to take this thing to court or pull out executive privilege or issue redacted versions of the documents or whatever other options/excuses they might be considering other than just handing them over, I’m wondering if something in them might finally provide some of the long sought-after explicit accountability for the conveniently altered talking points ahead of the presidential election. Letting this escalate even further suggests that they’re hoping they can just keep dragging this thing out until people get bored with it (Fast and Furious, anyone?).


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Who gave the stand down order and why, every other possible question is subordinate to this.

Bishop on May 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

MS. PSAKI: Well, let me just remind everyone since given the opportunity that we have demonstrated unprecedented – an unprecedented degree of cooperation with Congress on the issue of Benghazi

Technically he’s correct, it’s never been any worse.

fogw on May 30, 2013 at 3:27 PM

o_o My shocked face.

VegasRick on May 30, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Just cause you ask a question doesn’t mean I have to answer it.

hip shot on May 30, 2013 at 3:27 PM

This year I didn’t send the IRS the tax forms they requested, but I did send them 400,000 different individual receipts of purchases (some of them were even mine, I think).

We should be good, right? I’m totally transparent and open… and no I won’t send them anything else.

gekkobear on May 30, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Now, Erika, how can they cover-up a terrorist attack if they reveal all of their documents?

crrr6 on May 30, 2013 at 3:29 PM

If they are “thinking it over”, that means they have more documents.
Psaki NEVER said that all docs have been turned over, only that they are considering Issa’s request for more.

THERE ARE MORE that have not been turned over.

Jabberwock on May 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM

The USSA of today is somewhere btw. the old USSR and the current Russia.

Obama robbed the USA of her last shred of moral authority and decency.

The rest of the world laughs its collective azz off, for 1001 reasons.

Thugs are in charge of the USA.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM

What does it mean if both the AG and SoS are found in contempt of Congress?

a capella on May 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Meh, we haven’t really decided if we’re going to comply with that Benghazi subpoena

We haven’t had time to eat the e-mails.

LetsBfrank on May 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM

“Unprecedented.” Sorry, Psaki, but that right there is bull-pshit.

steebo77 on May 30, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Who gave the stand down order and why, every other possible question is subordinate to this.

Bishop on May 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Who told air support to bug out without firing on the painted mortar position?

CurtZHP on May 30, 2013 at 3:33 PM

What does it mean if both the AG and SoS are found in contempt of Congress?

a capella on May 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Republican overreach, or something like that.

steebo77 on May 30, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Kerry: The House is beneath me. I’ll only answer questions from the Senate. And I reserve the right to revise this position in the future, too.

Marcola on May 30, 2013 at 3:34 PM

LT Kerry was never good at following orders, he’ll just throw the supoena over the Capitol Fence.

NoDonkey on May 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM

At every turn the thug administration pokes the repubs in the eye, slaps em around and gives a golden shower. Apparently you guys like that shit?

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM

…we let them die…and we are altering the evidence… and it takes time… too make it plausble and cover every conceivable base…. …so F OFF!

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Well they got away with it on demand paperwork with F&F, so they think they can do so with Benghazi? STALL, stall, and stall more.
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letget on May 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Who gave the stand down order and why, every other possible question is subordinate to this.

Bishop on May 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

And where was Obama, specifically, when the attack was going on? What room of the White House? Who was in the Situation Room?

Congress” Please had over the x specific documents”
State Dept: “We’ve given over 100 documents. Our cooperation is unprecedented.”

Me:” This is a chicken sandwich, I ordered a hamburger”
Waiter: “THis is the best chicken sandwich in town. I gave you extra fires and a free drink. Our order accuracy and customer satisfaction are unprecedented”

Is there really that much of a difference? Surely even low-info types can see that this is BS…but oh wait, they don’t even know what Benghazi is.

Jackalope on May 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Oh… I figured it out. President Barack Husein Obama and his Vice President Joseph Biden did NOT get the link for the White House web site explaining what their OWN policy regarding TRANSPARENCY was supposed to be. Someone ought to send them a link that they can share it with their contemptible miscreant abusive and inconceivably incompetent administration.

Excerpt from their own government funded and operated web site.http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/TransparencyandOpenGovernment

Transparency and Open Government
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

SUBJECT: Transparency and Open Government

My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
etc……

Blah-blah blah… look a squirrel…..

ActinUpinTexas on May 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Kerry: The House is beneath me. I’ll only answer questions from the Senate. And I reserve the right to revise this position in the future, too.

Marcola on May 30, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Another slimy arrogant liberal.

Jackalope on May 30, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Executive privilege stat!

cmsinaz on May 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Where was Obama for 8 hours that night?

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Washington has forgotten that they live off of you.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM

They will assert executive privilege over every document that is incriminating. And Holder is still in charge, and will remain so. Get used to it.

The Rogue Tomato on May 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Where was Obama for 8 hours that night?

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Probably higher than a kite. Dope or alcohol or both.

VegasRick on May 30, 2013 at 3:44 PM

“we won”

kirkill on May 30, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Ugh. Why does this administration constantly feel the need to insist that their oh-so-magnanimous [non]cooperation is “unprecedented,” like they’re going out of their way to do us lowly citizens some kind of especial favor and that they are honest-to-goodness running The Most Transparent Administration, Evah (instead of, you know, the opposite of that)?

Because, Erika, this Administration has learned a valuable insight in America – a majority of the voting population of this country is ignorant of current political events and of the Constitution.

The Left has effectively gutted civics in education and replaced it with multi-culti mumbo-jumbo crap.

They are also relying on the moral relativism of the age – people no longer see lies vs truth, they’ve been taught that there is only ones perspective, no absolutes.

powerpickle on May 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM

but oh wait, they don’t even know WHO Benjamin Ghazi what Benghazi is.

Jackalope on May 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM

kirkill on May 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM

The reality is that congress hasn’t done anything to people that failed to comply, thus there are no real teeth to congress’s demands.

If congress actually started going after people/agencies for failing to comply, then there would be some bite with the bark and there wouldn’t be so much non-compliance.

Merely finding someone like Holder “in contempt” doesn’t mean anything.

People simply don’t care anymore. Which means we have executive agencies – given the power to both make laws (regulations) and then enforce those laws – with no oversight of those agencies. Both the legislative power and executive power now rests in those agencies and congress seems unable to do anything about reigning the agencies in.

the greatest threat to our liberty is our administrative law system. Any entity, once created, will seek to grow and increase its power/influence. Thus, each executive agency, once created by congress, does just that. And it is almost wholly unchecked, un supervised, unregulated. And also almost wholly unreported and unaccountable.

Why do you think Obama is end-running congress through use of the executive agencies? Because he can.

And, the other side of this is that it does not work both ways. When the GOP controls the WH, the GOP does not really control the agencies. The vast majority of career federal employees are democrats and union members. Thus, they seek to undermine and thwart GOP presidents’ policies. While the president appoints the head of the agency, and that department head appoints a few top-level people under him/her, 99% of the agency’s employees were there before the president and will be there after the president. So, the agencies – regardless of who holds the WH – always push the liberal agenda.

And agencies always push the boundary of the law they are allegedly enforcing with their regulations, often going way beyond what they are supposed to be doing.

We have to drastically reform our system of administrative law. Significantly reduce the scope of every agency’s power and make congress have to vote new regulations up or down.

The cancerous growth of agency power is never reported or discussed, even among people like us, who actively watch politics. Very few people seem concerned with it or recognize the threat this poses to liberty. Fighting these agencies, even when you are 100% in the right, is almost impossible and will bankrupt you. You have to hope that whoever you are dealing with at the agency is a good, honest person and does not have some hidden agenda. there is almost no recourse when an agency goes amok.

Monkeytoe on May 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Where was Obama for 8 hours that night?

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

A possible answer: You must clarify….. What difference does it make? What difference does it make? President Obama has WAAAYYYY more important things to do than just worry about a house fire and a neighborhood domestic dispute and disruption in some foreign country.

My suggestion would be to check surveillance footage of the White House that night… I suspect he was on the balcony smoking a joint or two and planning the next big celebrity shindig on the tax payers dime.

ActinUpinTexas on May 30, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Gee, didn’t nearly all (R’s) in the Senate vote to appoint Kerry? Didn’t one of them laud his experience and career as they stumbled over themselves to kiss his ring??

It used to be known as advise and consent. Now it’s just a conclave with R’s blowing white smoke up our collective azz as they fail to perform their duties.

When the wailing and gnashing of (R) teeth begin, they should each reflect on how Kerry achieved his unique ability to stonewall them as SOS.

LetsBfrank on May 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM

What does it mean if both the AG and SoS are found in contempt of Congress?

a capella on May 30, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Tree of Liberty needs some watering.

trs on May 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

A Congressman on Issa’s committee reported that the 25,000 pages included all sorts of crap – like newspaper and magazine articles about Benghazi, articles quoting the State Dept. press flack bloviating about how helpful the State dept. has been, copies of web pages about Benghazi, etc. Everything EXCEPT for pertinent communications and documents about the run-up to the attack, during the attack and the cover-up after the attack.

Just as Holder testified that the DOJ provided all emails on the topic of the AP fiasco, then was proven to have lied because he deliberately withheld emails generated by him.

Issa should not only be wary of that happening at State, but given this administration’s proclivity to conduct government business via unsecure personal gmail, aol and hotmail accounts using pseudonyms Issa should demand all messages in those email accounts as well.

How the Hell did our government get this far off the tracks???

in_awe on May 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

above the law and in the gutter

mjbrooks3 on May 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM

As long as the press is willing to report the lies straight-up without pointing out the deceptions, the Regime will continue stonewalling. They will provide Congress only what they want Congress to see, which of course will coincidentally NOT include anything enlightening as to just how the video got into the talking points, or who was ultimately responsible for denying the security requests from the staff in Libya.

The MSM behaves like too many abused spouses: “It was our fault, we made him mad, he didn’t mean it, he’s a great guy and we love him.”

Adjoran on May 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

How the Hell did our government get this far off the tracks???

in_awe on May 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

I give you; 40 years of the Department of Education. The intentional dumbing down of American Citizens by Union Teachers.

D-fusit on May 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Nixon had 18 mins of a tape erased regarding a burglary and the reaction of the MSM at the time? OUTRAGE!!!

Obama/Killery have 10,000 pages of documents relating to the deaths of 4 Americans and the MSMs reaction? Meh

Here’s the difference. In the early 1970s you had a gatekeeper media that could filter the news through the three networks and paint the narrative as they wished.

In the 2000s we have the right blogosphere, Fox News, and conservative grass roots orgs.

This ain’t going away anytime soon no matter how much the left/MSM (but I repeat myself) want it to.

neyney on May 30, 2013 at 4:12 PM

When and until somebody goes to jail or until whistleblowers come forth with more info, not one thing will happen Stall, stall stall,,,,we are creeping to an outrage level that will be hard to contain and that is exactly what they want to happen. They want to enact Waco like shut downs in selected parts of the country. The IRS intimidation as well as Press intimidation is just the beginning and tip of the iceberg. It will get much worse.

retiredeagle on May 30, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Surely even low-info types can see that this is BS…but oh wait, they don’t even know what Benghazi is.

Jackalope on May 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM

The lowinfovohos think Benghazi is that movie from the 50s starring Charleton Heston…spit

neyney on May 30, 2013 at 4:15 PM

By the way, can we stop by your campaign office and pick up a copy of your military records?

rjoco1 on May 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Congressional subpoena? Come back when ya got somethin’!

/Obama administration

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 30, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I give you; 40 years of the Department of Education. The intentional dumbing down of American Citizens by Union Teachers.

D-fusit on May 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

AGREED

I often compare the kids in the private school I send my kids to to my nephews who go to public school….hands down my nephews are waaaay behind kids of the same age in my sons’ private school. And the kids in the private school are incredibly civic-minded whereas my nephews couldn’t tell you the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

powerpickle on May 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

You know I’m beginning to understand how Nazi Germany was formed. I feel like I’m living in 1920s Berlin

neyney on May 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

an unprecedented degree of cooperation

You keep using that phrase. I do not think it means what you seem to think it means.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Where did HRC get the information to tell the relatives at Dover that they were going to get the guy that made the video. Also, where the hell is HRC-she has disappeared, wonder why?

rjoco1 on May 30, 2013 at 4:22 PM

they don’t even know what Benghazi is.

Jackalope on May 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Wasn’t he the actor pretending to be the terrorist in Iron Man 3?

trs on May 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Concur.

GWB on May 30, 2013 at 4:22 PM

You know I’m beginning to understand how Nazi Germany was formed. I feel like I’m living in 1920s Berlin

neyney on May 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

The next time someone that you know voted for Obama the second time asks about NAZI Germany, “How could they let that happen?” simply tell them “You are ‘they’.”

GWB on May 30, 2013 at 4:24 PM

I often compare the kids in the private school I send my kids to to my nephews who go to public school….hands down my nephews are waaaay behind kids of the same age in my sons’ private school. And the kids in the private school are incredibly civic-minded whereas my nephews couldn’t tell you the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

powerpickle on May 30, 2013 at 4:20 PM

You’re just a hater. You should submit your kids to the state so they can be as effed up as the rest of the zombies.

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Where was Obama for 8 hours that night?

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

The Fuehrer took a sleeping pill and can’t be disturbed.

RickB on May 30, 2013 at 4:27 PM

You’re just a hater. You should submit your kids to the state so they can be as effed up as the rest of the zombies.

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2013 at 4:26 PM

I send them to a conservative private school…..no worries, the IRS will be auditing me shortly as I must obviously be one of those insane wing-nuts…

powerpickle on May 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM

The Fuehrer took a sleeping pill and can’t be disturbed.

RickB on May 30, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Ha, I just watched “The longest Day” on Memorial Day and knew that line would be used on one of these threads soon.

D-fusit on May 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM

As I remarked on a related subject here at HA.
We’ll see any relevant documents from State right after we see John F’ing Kerry’s DD-214 (his COMPLETE military discharge file) which implies NEVER! (Remembering that his file was likely doctored nicely during the Carter Administration but you can’t completely clean up a shabby performance like his.)

Curiously John McCain (First RINO) has a high opinion of John F’ing (my yacht is not anchored in Massachuetts, besides my Wife pays the taxes) Kerry.
Now I get it … they are birds of a feather. Veterans with questionable records and they both married (up) to VERY RICH WOMEN.

Missilengr on May 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Reminds me of:

Bobby: Wait a minute, I have made up my mind. I’d like a plain omelet, no potatoes on the plate. A cup of coffee and a side order of wheat toast.

Waitress: I’m sorry, we don’t have any side orders of toast. I’ll give you a English muffin or a coffee roll.

Bobby: What do you mean “you don’t make side orders of toast”? You make sandwiches, don’t you?

Waitress: Would you like to talk to the manager?

Bobby: You’ve got bread. And a toaster of some kind?

Waitress: I don’t make the rules.

Bobby: OK, I’ll make it as easy for you as I can. I’d like an omelet, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce. And a cup of coffee.

Waitress: A number two, chicken sal san. Hold the butter, the lettuce, the mayonnaise, and a cup of coffee. Anything else?

Bobby: Yeah, now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven’t broken any rules.

Waitress: You want me to hold the chicken, huh?

Bobby: I want you to hold it between your knees.

(Excerpt: Five Easy Pieces)

Who Ordered The Stand Down!!

can_con on May 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM

I wonder how long Kerry will cover for things that did not happen under his watch?

Asking some spokeswoman is nothing compared to what is going to happen to Kerry, in a congressional hearing, if he tries to hide what happened.

Freddy on May 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

“Ugh. Why does this administration constantly feel the need to insist that their oh-so-magnanimous [non]cooperation is “unprecedented,” like they’re going out of their way to do us lowly citizens some kind of especial favor and that they are honest-to-goodness running The Most Transparent Administration, Evah”

But, but, their level of co-operation is unprecedented, the statement is factual. No administration in history before this has co-operated less than this one. She is not lying, just misleading. That folks is the art of politics, being able to say one thing seemingly, while in fact stating precisely the opposite. These people are masterful at it.

Archimedes on May 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM

The State Dept. can wait in JAIL till they decide.

lilium479 on May 30, 2013 at 5:11 PM

As of yesterday afternoon, however, the State Department hadn’t yet decided on a course of action for the subpoena

They’ll simply follow the management style of The Chosen One. Ignore it. See? No problem.

GarandFan on May 30, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Got linked to this Hot Gas article by yahoo….good times

deuce on May 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

The cancerous growth of agency power is never reported or discussed, even among people like us, who actively watch politics. Very few people seem concerned with it or recognize the threat this poses to liberty. Fighting these agencies, even when you are 100% in the right, is almost impossible and will bankrupt you. You have to hope that whoever you are dealing with at the agency is a good, honest person and does not have some hidden agenda. there is almost no recourse when an agency goes amok.

Monkeytoe on May 30, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Kafka saw our day.

AesopFan on May 30, 2013 at 7:15 PM

[sigh]

Ok, I’m done with being mister nice guy. Issa… this is what you do…

Subpoena the top IT Infrastructure manager, and his direct reports, that are responsible for the email infrastructure. No politician, the top IT Infrastructure manager. Make sure his direct reports are there with him and are watching. Put him under oath and then tell him he’s got 24 hours to perform a data discovery of all emails for *this* list of people, between these dates.

If he refuses, cite him with contempt of Congress and place him under arrest and walk him out in handcuffs with an armed guard. Make sure his direct reports are watching.

Then put one of his direct reports under oath and ask the same thing. Watch how fast they scramble.

But the real catch is… all you do is hold the manager until they produce the database, then let him go (it’s a fear tactic). Then investigate the data to your heart’s content.

I know legal eagles will swoop down on me to dispense their wisdom… but do we really expect the foxes to surrender the hen house voluntarily without an aggressive move?

Yeah I know… I’m venting…

dominigan on May 30, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Well, you see there just isn’t any scandal here or there or anywhere, so we’re just not going to release any of the documents pertaining to the non-scandal.

claudius on May 31, 2013 at 12:43 AM

She should be asked who in the State Dept will authorize? Then bring that person in. If they will not comply, charge with contempt. But do it quickly. The more that delays are inserted the more time there is for the worms to squirm out of danger.

virgo on May 31, 2013 at 12:53 AM

QUESTION: So just a quick follow-up to that just for clarity. So when you say you’re determining the next appropriate steps, you haven’t yet decided whether or not the State Department will be providing the documents that are in the subpoena?

MS. PSAKI: That’s correct. But we have provided, just as a reminder, of course, a hundred pages of documents on the talking points that this is regarding.

I would have charged him with CONTEMPT, which is exactly what he did, right then and there!

Kerry demonstrated NO ONE RESPECTS THIS COMMITTEE OR ITS AUTHORITY, EVERONE BELIEVES IT IS A JOKE, & BELIEVES IT CAN IGNORE ITS LEGAL, COURT-ORDERED/APPROVED SUBPOENAS! The ONLY way you break that cycle is you hold someone in Contempt & put them in JAIL for a few days (or longer). Doing this to Kerry would have sent shockwaves through Washington & proved that there are still systems of checks & balances, that they are NOT above the law! Right now, however, this committee & the law to these agencies/clowns in a joke. I would also move to Censure Kerry for his open disrespect & disregard for the committee & the law!

easyt65 on May 31, 2013 at 10:06 AM

State Dept Report Lists 6 Terror Attacks Last Year in Benghazi Before 9/11 Strike…

…and yet the State Dept REFUSED to provide the additional securityfor which Stevens pleaded nor did they order him out of Benghazi…Complete and utter FAILURE! The blood of those killed in Benghazi are on their hands.

easyt65 on May 31, 2013 at 10:08 AM