CIA Officials to Testify on Benghazi
House Intelligence subcommittee to hold closed-door hearing
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 31, 2013 10:59 PM CDT
Updated Nov 1, 2013 12:01 AM CDT
A charred vehicle sits at the entrance of the American consulate, in Benghazi, Libya, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

(Newser) – House members may soon know a lot more about what happened during the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. CIA security officers who were on the scene are set to testify in a closed hearing before a House Intelligence subcommittee, insiders tell CNN. The officers, whose job it was to protect CIA agents, include former Navy SEALS, ex-Marines, and former Army Special Forces. Until now, just one of some two dozen CIA operatives present during the attack has given testimony, the sources say.

CNN points to three key matters lawmakers want addressed. First, why was the CIA in Benghazi? A previous report said CIA operatives were facing polygraph tests to ensure they kept quiet; the CIA calls that claim "patently false." Second, members of Congress want unsuccessful rescue efforts explained. And finally, when did the administration know it was facing a terror plot? Answers could come soon: The operatives are due to testify the week of Nov. 11.

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JackNelsonSteward
Nov 1, 2013 5:29 PM CDT
Oh, good. The CIA is going to go before a closed hearing and tell EVERYthing. Riiiiiiigghhht. Look, there was a CIA "station" a MILE from the Benghazi outpost. Now, what do YOU think they were doing there? Invitations to the tea? The likelihood that YOU ... or I ... will EVER know what REALLY was going on there OR what REALLY happened that night is somewhere between ZERO and ZIP. That's actually one of the reasons the Republicans can keep trying to inflate this with their hot air.
Mr.LarryG.
Nov 1, 2013 12:08 PM CDT
witch hunt continues,,,,when the GOP looons cant win elections on a level field, they throw bullcrap up against the wall, and like flies , they suck it all up,,,,,this is going nowhere,,,,
reallybig
Nov 1, 2013 9:20 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD.... Team Obama had a year since 09-11-2013 .. to get their stories together .. to hide the facts the (CIA) assassinated Ambassador Stevens, and the (3) other Americans in Benghazi Libya .. with the help of the Turkey Ambassador, acting as the Judas goat .. and the State Department and Defense Department participating. The (CIA) assassinated Ambassador Stevens and the other (3) Americans.. REALLY