U.S. House committee subpoenas secretary of state over Benghazi

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Posted: May 02, 2014 11:01 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena for Secretary of State John Kerry to testify at a May 21 public hearing concerning the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the committee said on Friday.

Committee chairman Darrell Issa said the committee wanted Kerry to answer questions about the State Department's response to the congressional investigation of the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans.

Issa, a Republican, said the State Department has not fully complied with previous subpoenas for documents related to the attack.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Bill Trott and Susan Heavey)