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Darrell Issa 'Escorted Out' of Closed Benghazi Committee Session

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious. In a court proceeding Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set an Oct. 1 deadline for producing the list to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apparently tried to sit in on Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal's closed-door testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, but was "escorted out" by Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), The Hill reported.

Blumenthal was set to testify in a closed-door session about emails he exchanged with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the wake of the attacks.

Issa led much of the probe into the 2012 Benghazi attacks while serving as the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee before Gowdy's select committee was named.

The Hill's Martin Matishak chronicled the encounter between Gowdy and Issa, who "stormed off in a huff" after he was sent on his way.

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