Wall Street Journal Quotes Stanley Brand on Benghazi Document Dispute

Akin Gump litigation senior counsel Stanley Brand was quoted by The Wall Street Journal for its article “Benghazi Panel and State Department Spar Over Documents,” on documents that State has chosen to withhold from House Benghazi Committee investigators, citing confidentiality of executive-branch communications.

Brand, who served as general counsel to the House of Representatives, said that the State Department’s legal theory behind its claim was a type of executive-privilege assertion. He also noted that congressional executive-privilege litigation can take years, adding “[The State Department] can sit on their legal rights and force the committee to go court.”