Rep. Issa booted from close-door Benghazi deposition

Representative Darrell Issa attempted to sit in on a congressional panel on Benghazi but was immediately escorted out from the close door session on Capitol Hill. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Beghazi showed no remorse on Tuesday over kicking out Issa. Rep. Issa escorted out of Benghazi deposition and briefly exchanged words in a nearby hallway before Issa stormed off. Issa conducted his own lengthy investigation into the deadly 2012 siege in Benghazi, Libya, when he was chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. At one point, he called the former secretary of State to testify.

At the time of Tuesday’s deposition, Issa tried to sit in on longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, who was asked by the congressional panel about the nearly 60 emails he sent to Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate. Gowdy announced last week that emails will be released in accordance with congressional rules. The State Department released more than 800 pages of emails sent and received on Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Rep. Trey Gowdy released statement following the order that former House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa be escorted out of the room.



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