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Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

2 years 4 months 1 week ago September 17, 2014 Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday, September 17 2014 September 17, 2014 4:45 AM in News
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation.

The panel is using its first open hearing to focus on what the Obama administration has done since the Sept. 11, 2012, attack to improve security at U.S. embassies and other diplomatic missions around the world.

The State Department's chief of diplomatic security is the committee's first witness.

Unclear is whether the big allegations that prompted the probe will be examined - that U.S. forces were directed not to respond and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack.

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