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Sen. McCain: Niger Attack Info 'May Require a Subpoena'

Sen. McCain: Niger Attack Info 'May Require a Subpoena'
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (Evan Vucci/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:31 PM

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday that getting information on the attack in Niger that killed four American soldiers "may require a subpoena."

McCain, when asked about what he will do to get information on the incident, told CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux that "it may require a subpoena," adding he might not wait for the Defense Department to wrap up its own inquiry.

U.S. Africa Command ordered a comprehensive investigation into the event, which includes all branches of military and American intelligence that took part in the mission, interviewing team members whether they were on the ground or just took part in preparation.

"That's not how the system works. We're coequal branches of government," the senator said. "We should be informed at all times."

He also said President Donald Trump's administration is withholding information about the attack, but Congress should wait until his panel gets what it "deserves and needs," before launching an investigation.

"That's why we're called the Senate Armed Services Committee: It's because we have oversight of our military," McCain said. "So, we deserve to have all the information."

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Getting information on the attack in Niger that killed four American soldiers "may require a subpoena," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday.
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