House GOP Ramps Up Benghazi Inquiry
Boehner to appoint special committee, while Issa supboenas Kerry
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2014 2:00 PM CDT
House Speaker John Boehner in a March file photo.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(Newser) – This week's release of White House emails related to the Benghazi attack of 2012 seems to have cinched one political reality: The issue is going to be making headlines at least through the midterms, much to the delight of the GOP base, reports Politico. Two key developments today all but guaranteed it—John Boehner announced that he would form a select committee to investigate the attack that killed ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, and Darrell Issa said he would subpoena John Kerry to testify before his House Oversight panel, reports the Hill.

"What else about Benghazi is the Obama administration still hiding from the American people?" asked Boehner, who said the emails showed that the administration withheld documents from congressional investigators. Republicans have seized on one email in particular in which a deputy national security adviser advises then UN ambassador Susan Rice to make clear on the Sunday talk shows that the attack stemmed from an inflammatory YouTube video and wasn't the result of a "broader policy failure." But the White House said that advice merely reflected its understanding of what happened in the immediate aftermath of the attack. The newly aggressive inquiry, of course, also could haunt Hillary Clinton should she run in 2016, notes AP.

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cascadoux
May 9, 2014 2:36 PM CDT
4486 Americans died in Iraq up till 2012. Who is going to get outaged that we killed so many Americans, who did their duty to nation and family? Who will account for the nearly 500000 died as a result of the lies the Bush W President and his administration. These GOP dregs are those who play on Americans sentiment and patriotism to keep or gain political power. They are the true evils of this country, Damned them all! Get really outraged!
JERZJOE
May 4, 2014 7:06 AM CDT
THIS IS BREAKING NEWS!! what about CNN,HLN,MSNBC, this should be the first news. BUT ... they will ALWAYS keep their EYES WIDE SHUT!! on any NEWS that is bad NEWS for the current administration that's why FOX is Fair & Balanced!! PERIOD!!! and by the way.. when the DUMOCRATS LOSE & the REP WIN BIG on NOV 4, 2014 &.the REP will 1-GROW the economy & create good-paying AMERICAN jobs!! 2-GET to repeal OBAMACARE & replace it with reforms that truly LOWER COSTS!!! 3-BALANCE the budget IN 10 YEARS,reduce debt & ease TAXES in the middle-class!! 4-PROTECT social security & medicare for current & future retirees!!! 5-STRENGTHEN the military, honor our vets & restore RESPECT FOR AMERICA!!! 6-FIGHT for our individual freedoms & defend the CONSTITUTION!! 7-Then in Nov. 08, 2016 Gov. Christie will be prez!!!! and everything will be AOK in the USA on Jan 20, 2017!! THERE YA GO!!
farleyj1
May 3, 2014 8:27 PM CDT
we all know who's at fault here the ones who say they control the purse stringa are and the ones who are complaining and keep bring this crap up.. The GOP has lost in this debate and the debate with the ACA the only thing they succeded in was to close the goverment down. I hope come Nov there will be changes I doubt it. They love to waste tax payer money on this subject. Give some back to the people if you have that much to burn