Lieberman asks State, DOD for documents in Libya investigation

The Senate investigation after Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, held a hearing on the Libya attack last week in which he grilled State Department staffers. The hearing drew complaints from Democrats for being partisan.


On Friday, Issa said he is focusing his investigation into the Libya attacks on the White House.

Other Republicans have also sought answers from the Obama administration on Libya. Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSchiff shows clip of McCain in Trump impeachment trial Martha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter Meghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women MORE (R-Ariz.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSchiff sparks blowback with head on a 'pike' line Schiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE (R-S.C.) and Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteGOP fears Trump backlash in suburbs Trump makes rare trip to Clinton state, hoping to win back New Hampshire Key endorsements: A who's who in early states MORE (R-N.H.) requested information last week from Clapper, Brennan and CIA Director David Petraeus about the attack.

They sent new letters on Friday “renewing” their request.

“Your lack of response is inhibiting our ability to perform our duties on behalf of our fellow citizens,” they said. “We therefore continue to seek answers to our questions and expect a reply as soon as possible.”

Libya has become part of the presidential campaign, with Republicans hammering Obama for the administration’s response to the attack, which shifted from saying it was related to an anti-Islamic video posted online to being a planned terrorist attack.

While Republicans are demanding responses now, Lieberman requests a “complete response” by Nov. 9, three days after the election.