Pelosi: GOP plan for Benghazi panel 'fundamentally unfair'


McClatchy Washington Bureau

Democrats want "a real voice" on the new Benghazi committee--but Friday, at least so far, they don't have what they want.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told Speaker John Boehner that Republican plans for the committee are "fundamentally unfair."

Democrats want a voice on issuing subpoenas, how witnesses will be questioned and deposed and "the specific protocols governing how documents and other information would be obtained, used and potentially released by the committee."

Democrats got a memorandum of understanding from Boehner's staff; Pelosi was not satisfied. She asked to meet with the speaker; no further word on when that may happen.



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