First on CNN: Pickering, Mullen request public Benghazi hearing
May 16th, 2013
07:29 AM ET
2 years ago

First on CNN: Pickering, Mullen request public Benghazi hearing

(CNN) – In a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa exclusively obtained by CNN, the co-chairmen behind an independent review of September's deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, expressed irritation over the House Oversight Committee chairman's portrayal of their work and requested he call a public hearing at which they can testify.

"The public deserves to hear your questions and our answers," wrote former U.S. ambassador, Thomas Pickering and retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. Both are co-chairmen of the Accountability Review Board that was convened to investigate the September 11 attack.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    Man up Issa and let them testify. Too chicken the truth will come out?

    May 16, 2013 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  2. Data Driven

    Tapper is shocking me, lately. Good job, Jake!

    Anyway, it's obvious that if Captain Kangaroo-Court Issa and his goons cared about the truth they'd let these two testify in public.

    May 16, 2013 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    your move Darrell.........let them testify and look like a fool or posture and evade???

    May 16, 2013 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  4. Joan

    Good for them. Issa is a vindictive bully and he needs to be called on his questionable procedures. These expensive, time consuming witch hunts are taking up valuable time when legislators could be doing important work to help the whole country. It is like they are constantly picking scabs off of a cut hoping to get in infected. Hopefully the general public is finally waking up to Issa and his buddies real motives.

    May 16, 2013 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  5. Blinded by the republican lie

    If Issa does not let them testify in public is only telling that Issa wants to keep the witch hunt going and drag things out..Anything to keep from working on jobs and all other important things for the American people.

    May 16, 2013 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  6. Mike Wallace

    Republicans not wanting a clear, open and balanced investigation? Color me shocked.

    May 16, 2013 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  7. Randy, San Francisco

    Doubt if Republicans and Tea Partiers want the truth to get in the way of their political agenda.

    May 16, 2013 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  8. plain&simple

    Where's the transparency now Mr Issa? Your "stage show" is about to be called out by two tough individuals that have been around and don't stand pat when someone accuses them of incompetent work. Let's get to the bottom of this Mr Issa. The American people deserve transparency and have a right to know!

    May 16, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |