Kerry Says He’ll Comply with Benghazi Subpoena: We Have ‘Nothing to Hide’

Secretary of State John Kerry has been subpoenaed to appear before the House to testify about Benghazi on May 21st. The State Department, however, said on Monday that Kerry plans to be out of the country on the 21st and will not comply with the subpoena. However, according to POLITICO, Kerry said at a press conference today he would comply, though he didn’t specifically address the timing conflict the State Department raised.

Kerry said the Benghazi investigation is a purely “partisan” effort and said the attacks of almost two whole years ago have been thoroughly investigated already.

That being said, he intends to cooperate with the investigation, even if he finds it striking that they immediately issued the subpoena without first reaching out.

“We’ll respond because we have absolutely nothing to hide whatsoever and I look forward to complying with whatever responsibilities we have,” Kerry said.

Pressed again about whether that would include testifying himself, Kerry repeated, “I look forward to complying with whatever responsibilities we have.”

The select committee in the House will be headed up by Republican congressman Trey Gowdy.

[image via State Dept.]

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