Issa threatens John Kerry with Subpoenas over Benghazi

As Secretary of State John Kerry muddles through attempts to enunciate an incoherent Syria policy, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa has threatened him with subpoenas to compel witnesses to the Benghazi attack to testify. In response to the State Department decision not to provide the committee access to survivors, Issa sent Kerry a letter demanding that access.

Issa: Threatens to subpoena State Department for access to Benghazi survivors

Issa: Threatens to subpoena State Department for access to Benghazi survivors

Here is an excerpt from the letter, via House Oversight:

The survivors of the attacks are the only people who can give testimony to the Committee about what happened on the ground in Benghazi. They alone can describe the warning signals that should have put the compound on alert, the details of the attacks throughout the night of September 11-12, and the response to the attack by Americans and Libyans who were paid to guard the facility. Details provided by the survivors will not only help the Committee determine what took place during the attack, but will also help the Committee and other interested parties determine ways to prevent future tragedies. In short, their testimony is key in order to understand what took place in Benghazi and it is likely for this very reason, the Accountability Review Board (ARB) interviewed them. In fact, the ARB started its review by interviewing these key witnesses. The ARB considered the surviving eyewitnesses to the attack to be part of a “core group” of witnesses. {emphasis ours}

Issa closed the letter by threatening subpoenas if the committee isn’t granted access to witnesses by September 24th.

Let’s make this a bit simpler. Regardless of what terrorists actually attacked us in Benghazi one year ago today, they represented the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Qaeda, Ansar Al-Sharia, the Jamal Network, etc. etc. etc. The one thing all of these groups have in common is the same parent group.

Again, this leads us to the chairman of the ARB, Thomas Pickering, who ultimately found no one more accountable for Christopher Stevens’ death than Christopher Stevens.

Yet, this past June, Pickering was in Doha, Qatar hobnobbing with representatives of other Muslim Brotherhood front groups. Specifically, CAIR’s Executive Director Nihad Awad and ISNA’s President Mohamed Magid (among others).

Why was this guy…

Pickering: Participant at US-IWF this past June.

Pickering: Participant at US-IWF this past June.

Hobnobbing with these guys…

Nihad Awad: Executive Director of CAIR, hobnobbing with Pickering in Qatar

Nihad Awad: Executive Director of CAIR, hobnobbing with Pickering in Qatar

Mohamed Magid: President of Muslim Brotherhood's ISNA, hobnobbing with Pickering in Qatar

Mohamed Magid: President of Muslim Brotherhood’s ISNA, hobnobbing with Pickering in Qatar

in Doha, Qatar, a Muslim Brotherhood hotbed?

If there are individuals who have an interest in the truth about what happened in Benghazi being suppressed, they must include leaders of Muslim Brotherhood front groups like Magid and Awad. As we have reported, the evidence implicating the Muslim Brotherhood in the Benghazi attack is staggering.

Here we are one year after the attacks and the following has happened since:

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formed an Accountability Review Board (ARB) to investigate who was responsible for security lapses in Benghazi.
  • Clinton put Pickering in charge of it.
  • Pickering did not interview Clinton for the report.
  • Pickering interviewed Benghazi survivors.
  • The ARB found no one more accountable for Stevens’ death than Stevens himself.
  • Four State Department employees were put on paid leave and all allowed to return to work last month.
  • Pickering goes to Qatar in June and hobnobs with Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
  • The State Department refuses to allow Congressional Committee investigating what happened in Benghazi to interview survivors.

Check out who else Pickering was hobnobbing with in Qatar.

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