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House Delivers One-Two Punch On Benghazi Cover Up As Boehner Announces Vote On Special Committee

benghazi cover upSpeaker John Boehner announced a special committee to investigate the Benghazi cover up moments after the House announced they will subpoena Secretary of State John Kerry to testify. The Speaker said the House will vote on whether to establish a select committee to investigate after newly released emails prove the White House misled Congress and the American people on the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2011.

“In light of these new developments, the House will vote to establish a new select committee to investigate the attack, provide the necessary accountability, and ensure justice is finally served,” he said in a statement.

A source close to Speaker Boehner told People’s Pundit Daily that the Republican leader just made the decision Thursday after damning evidence surfaced tying the White House inner circle to the fictitious talking points fabricated to keep President Obama’s campaign message — “General Motors is alive, and Al Qaeda is dead” — from being exposed as a complete mischaracterization of reality during the 2012 presidential election. Boehner had faced consider pressure from Republican lawmakers in both the House and Senate, who wanted him to make a move of this nature last year.

While the special committee would still have to be approved by the House in a vote on the floor, the decision all but ensures its establishment and is widely expected to pass. The announcement by Boehner was the second of a one-two punch delivered to the White House this week.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Friday it has subpoenaed Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the new bombshell Benghazi documents at a May 21 hearing. The emails were only obtained and published by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch as a result of a June 21, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Department of State (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-00951)).

“The State Department’s response to the congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack has shown a disturbing disregard for the Department’s legal obligations to Congress,” Chairman Issa wrote in a letter to Sec. John Kerry.

“Compliance with a subpoena for documents is not a game. Because your Department is failing to meet its legal obligations, I am issuing a new subpoena to compel you to appear before the Committee to answer questions about your agency’s response to the congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack,” he added.

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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