Issa Sends First Subpoenas
And Rep. Darrell Issa (R, CA) starts digging into the sewer that is the Obama Administration:
House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) has issued his first subpoenas to the Obama administration, seeking depositions from two Department of Homeland Security employees about their handling of freedom of information requests.
Mr. Issa’s committee has been investigating allegations that DHS sidestepped politically-sensitive requests made by journalists and activists under the Freedom of Information Act. He’s also asked 180 other federal agencies for records of how they responded to requests for information under the act.
Now he is summoning two career officials from Homeland Security’s FOIA office to appear on March 7 and March 8 for depositions about their handling of requests.
It’ll be interesting to see how DHS responds.