Pelosi: 'Whatever His Name Is -- Issa'

By Susan Jones | May 2, 2014 | 5:26 AM EDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (AP File Photo)

( - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says a newly released White House email listing Susan Rice's Benghazi talking points "didn't have any additional information," and she's not bothered that the email was released in response to a FOIA request instead of a congressional subpoena.

Referring to the controversial email, Pelosi said, "It wasn't in the scope of the subpoena that -- whatever his name is -- Issa -- was putting forth, did not include that email."

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is leading the congressional investigation into the attacks in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012, as well as misleading information put out by the White House.

Pelosi, at her Thursday news conference, accused Republican "radicals" of using Benghazi to avoid other issues: "What I will say is, again, diversion, subterfuge: Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Why aren't we talking about something else?

"Whatever was in that (email) -- what I know of what I've read in the press about the -- about those emails was very consistent with what was put out there before. I don't think there's anything new there."

The midterm election is "going to be a very interesting debate about priorities," Pelosi said.

"It's going to be an exciting debate, and if you all want to sit around and talk about Benghazi, you can sit around and talk about Benghazi."

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