Kerry seeks to limit testimony on Benghazi

Acting like someone who has something to hide, Secretary of State John Kerry is insisting that he will appear only one time before the Congressional Select Committee investigating Benghazi. The AP reports via the UK Daily Mail:

Secretary of State John Kerry will testify before Congress next month about the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, a one-and-done appearance that the State Department insists is enough to answer questions and means he could avoid the newly formed select committee.

In a letter to the House Oversight chairman, the department said on Friday that Kerry could appear on June 12 or June 20 to discuss the Obama administration's cooperation with the panel in providing emails and other documents related to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

The department said that appearance 'would remove any need for the secretary to appear before the select committee to answer additional questions.'

In response, Frederick Hill, a spokesman for the Oversight Committee, said Chairman Darrell Issa had accepted Kerry's offer to appear June 12.

It is appropriate to accept the first appearance, but subpoenas to answer to the People’s House are not something that the object of the subpoena gets to limit to one occasion. If there is further evidence developed, or further questions that arise, Secretary Kerry must answer them.

Anything else smacks of a cover-up.         

Acting like someone who has something to hide, Secretary of State John Kerry is insisting that he will appear only one time before the Congressional Select Committee investigating Benghazi. The AP reports via the UK Daily Mail:

Secretary of State John Kerry will testify before Congress next month about the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, a one-and-done appearance that the State Department insists is enough to answer questions and means he could avoid the newly formed select committee.

In a letter to the House Oversight chairman, the department said on Friday that Kerry could appear on June 12 or June 20 to discuss the Obama administration's cooperation with the panel in providing emails and other documents related to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

The department said that appearance 'would remove any need for the secretary to appear before the select committee to answer additional questions.'

In response, Frederick Hill, a spokesman for the Oversight Committee, said Chairman Darrell Issa had accepted Kerry's offer to appear June 12.

It is appropriate to accept the first appearance, but subpoenas to answer to the People’s House are not something that the object of the subpoena gets to limit to one occasion. If there is further evidence developed, or further questions that arise, Secretary Kerry must answer them.

Anything else smacks of a cover-up.         

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