Democrats, Republicans spar over Benghazi investigation
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Promises of bipartisanship and cooperation in a congressional investigation have turned into finger pointing and accusations of political grandstanding and power plays eight months later.
A special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, began last year with an encouraging tone.
But as the panel holds its third public hearing Tuesday, Democrats complain the panel's Republican chairman has excluded them from crucial steps in the investigation, while Republicans say Democrats are playing politics.
The panel's chairman, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, has said he will pursue the facts of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. post in eastern Libya that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador, and three other Americans.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Sunshine Bridge closure hurts sugar cane farmers
Nearly 20 years after high-profile murder, police break Kassie Federer case; Suspect...
Mega Millions jackpot reaches $667M, largest in drawing's history
First responders concerned about inability to use Sunshine Bridge
Second house fire claims another life this week