Fox News' Van Sustern Presses Issa: Why Isn't Your Committee Preventing Gov Waste, Benghazi?

Fox News' Van Sustern Presses Issa: Why Isn't Your Committee Preventing Gov Waste, Benghazi?

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: All right, here are the two questions. One is the fact that it’s — it’s sort of annoying that we’re having this conversation one year later and that virtually nothing was done and all this money has been wasted one more year when a lot of hard-working American people are trying to make ends meet. I mean, that — you know, that is the first problem.

The second problem is this oversight is always after it’s wasted. We never — we never decide to do oversight to make sure that these people are doing their jobs in the first place so they don’t even have the opportunity to waste. All we do is we have these hearings and we discover that they’re having these huge conferences and spending ridiculous amount of moneys for, you know, as I would say, the bathtub picture was my favorite where the two glasses of wine don’t match, and we paid almost a million dollars on a conference. But you know, it’s, like, you know — you know, really, is that we depend on you, you know, and your committee to do the oversight so that we don’t have these problems! And we just sit and watch and are horrified!

REP. DARRELL ISSA: Well, this is one of the reasons that we’re still working on Fast and Furious, so it doesn’t happen again. We’re still working on Benghazi so it doesn’t happen again. We’re looking at a half a billion dollars of really — really wrongful procurement that went on with the IRS, that, in fact, they’re standing behind a procurement that essentially claims a special set-aside for disadvantaged people, and there are no disadvantaged people in the whole company.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, well, let’s talk about Benghazi. You picked that one up. That’s one that your party is very upset in the House about. But you have the authority to issue a subpoena and order people to come and answer questions. It just doesn’t get done! If you want — if you want to hear from somebody, you want to hear from someone who was there on the ground when it happened, the best way to do it is just drop a subpoena on somebody! And if you don’t know their names, drop it on someone at the State Department, demanding the names! Drop it to get the employment records! I mean, you can get that information. You have the power to subpoena. You’re the majority!

ISSA: Greta, we use the power of subpoena. We have received several thousand documents. We’ve had to go over them manually on paper. My people have gone through page by page. We’ve gleaned many of the people we want to talk to. We are contacting whistleblowers. Whistleblowers are contacting us. We’re not giving up on it. We’re not going to give up on dead people that shouldn’t be dead. And all those men and women in the State Department, CIA, that out there wondering if the same thing happens to them, will there be a plan to save them? There wasn’t at Benghazi.

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