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An -- -- big guys in the house oversight committee issued subpoenas to -- State Department official as they were all involved in diplomatic security in the time leading up to the deadly attack on our Ben Ghazi consulate.
So what is a panel find it necessary to compel me -- to testify Cashman chastened shakes its joins us why you have to.
-- -- I'm willing to.
-- so well I'm so glad to come on your show and say that we actually issued subpoenas so flat not when I got one for Elliott an item we get real help us -- that's the go ahead and okay I'm -- -- but but unfortunately secretary Kerry was given an opportunity we thought with his.
Per -- of having been a senator for so long that he would be more friendly more conducive to providing witnesses.
And the role of congress but no not the case we had invited since April.
We have -- thirteen people -- -- it did.
-- we've been able to interview one person with no help with the State Department and finally we said look these four are we gonna have to compel them to come -- so chairman I -- issued a subpoena and and we're gonna have to have those interviews.
I have a letter -- dated June 24.
From -- from the committee.
Which it says -- submitted this is from the chairman -- -- -- -- request to interview current and former State Department officials with direct knowledge of these events to -- the department has not agreed to schedule a single -- -- they just ignoring you and make your request.
Felt we being given the stiff farm for the last ten plus months and every time the State Department spokesperson of the White House spokesperson stands up and says.
Well we're being we're working with congress that's not true at somebody's.
Let me center I mean it.
This -- -- -- aliases yeah why it would be.
It would be fiction deceptive and -- why.
To say that they are working with the congress to provide us the information that we need to do to conduct our interviews semiconductor information what about the survivors the people that you have subpoenaed now are not survivors what about the people who are actually on the ground.
Who had there with firsthand -- -- -- gotten those names look where I think this one step at a time we have the base of people the State Department we've named thirteen that we need to to speak with.
We've got to speak with people in them in that department of defense and some -- that's gonna happen this week and in some classified.
I hearings are wanna have opened here and you can just classified but you -- -- names of these -- -- -- there yet who I don't necessarily know where they are.
What we know who those people are and at some point the United States congress and the American people deserve especially the families whose loved ones were were killed.
Deserve to hear from those people who were on the ground.
Who have firsthand knowledge of what happened in -- -- I hit my Tipton a -- I have -- order to get information of where these people are thinking you -- -- to -- -- but subpoenaed to just take -- that's a special -- -- sort of the State Department that's a subpoena for documents and asked for copies of the personnel files of every single person who is on the ground and you get the phone numbers addresses and everything.
That's -- they get that.
But that it didn't trade dowdy -- guy he'd no doubt can decipher what you just -- but I agree we got -- issue subpoenas it's.
The State Department is proven.
That they will not want to work with the united -- So much resistance on the subject I -- I issued a citizen guilty conscience or whatever but there must be some people aware there would like to get sort of the monkey off the back and -- the -- off the back they provide the information.
That you're asking and -- get you know get the people who are there.
And then tell what happened or didn't happen but there are a lot of good people some of which are on the that list of thirteen who want to come speak with the congress but for an administration.
-- is putting an awful lot of pressure on them not to do it we haven't had secretary Kerry encourage and didn't.
Ask people to come testify before congress.
It's is they have not.
Had a desire to work with congress -- -- from nothing along this way.
The overtime must have demonstrated that the problem with resistance isn't it comes to accusation that the inquiry is simply politically motivated and you have been asking since September Fred we have to get the -- if that had been provided actually would be through -- -- over by now I would I would love to be able to wrap this up and move on we have hundreds of embassies and consulates thousands of people serving overseas.
We haven't gotten the troops who have that's all we also haven't caught the culprits to remedy actually process if we you know -- this is conducive for murders of what happened in Georgetown would have more DC police on -- -- for percentage that we seem to have of these -- Americans overseas exactly I don't expect I think they are assessing an extra.
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