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 McCainCindy McCain says no one in Republican Party carries 'voice of reason' after husband's death Anti-gun violence organization endorses Kelly's Senate bid McCain's family, McCain Institute to promote #ActsOfCivility in marking first anniversary of senator's death MORE (R-Ariz.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamWhite House won't move forward with billions in foreign aid cuts GOP group calls on Republican senators to stand up to McConnell on election security in new ads Cindy McCain says no one in Republican Party carries 'voice of reason' after husband's death MORE (R-S.C.) and Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteTrump makes rare trip to Clinton state, hoping to win back New Hampshire Key endorsements: A who's who in early states Sinema, Gallagher fastest lawmakers in charity race 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.