Thursday, November 30, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued the following statement after the Oklahoma House of Representatives Special Investigation Committee served a subpoena on her chief of staff, Chris Benge, to appear before it:
“Since my office has just received this subpoena, we need time to properly review and respond to it. We further need to determine that providing the relevant information requested does not interfere with the investigations by the attorney general and the state auditor and inspector.
“As I stated on October 30, my office has enlisted the help of the fiscal staff of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, the state attorney general’s office and the office of the state auditor and inspector to look into the matter to immediately investigate and bring forth clarity to the situation and offer solutions to ensure proper fiscal management of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Legislative leaders have been briefed about the situation.”