Darrell Issa Warns CIA to be Ready for Massive Probe into Benghazi

Tim Brown
The D.C. Clothesline

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) warned the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other government officials on Wednesday to get their lawyers prepared for a massive probe into Benghazi as he escalates investigation into the September 11, 2012 attack which left four Americans dead.

Issa sent separate letters to the legal offices of the CIA, the State Department and the Defense Department in which he indicated that some witnesses might need attorneys, should the agencies retaliate against them for their testimony.

“During the course of the investigation, numerous individuals have approached the committee with information related to the attack,” he wrote.

He also requested details on how outside attorneys would be granted security clearances necessary to adequately represent those who would be discussing the matters in question with congressional investigators.

“Some witnesses may be required to retain personal counsel to represent them before the committee and in the event the agency subsequently retaliates against them for cooperating with the committee’s investigation,” he wrote.

“Additional witnesses may be compelled by subpoena to give testimony to the committee and can be reasonably expected to retain personal counsel at that time,” he added.

This move comes as more than 100 Republicans in the House have increased pressure on Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to create a select committee to investigate Benghazi…


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