Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi

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    Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi​




    By: Ed Morrissey
    November 8, 2012


    Nor should they be. Four Americans died, at least two of which might have been rescued had prompt action taken place when the attack occurred — and none of them would have been dead had the Obama administration paid attention to the increased warnings from our own staff and our allies around the region. And let’s not forget the fact that this White House told a fable about a YouTube video for nearly two weeks, when enough data was almost immediately present to seriously undermine that story from the beginning.

    Saxby Chambliss isn’t forgettting, not just because an election has passed:


    While Republican attacks on Obama over the handling of the assault, which killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, became a major part of the campaign in recent weeks, an investigator said on Wednesday the inquiry was never related to the election.

    With majority control of the House of Representatives, Obama’s Republican critics will continue to wield broad investigative powers, including the ability to subpoena evidence and testimony from administration officials.

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which held a contentious hearing in early October on the Benghazi attacks, will continue its investigation, a spokesman for the committee said.

    The Republican vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, said his panel would proceed with its review of the Benghazi attacks.

    Investigators seek to understand “how terrorists were able to successfully breach our diplomatic facilities, why the administration obscured the role of al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists in its presentations to the American people, and why there appears to be a lack of urgency in finding and holding accountable those responsible for the deaths of four Americans,” Chambliss wrote in an email to Reuters. He also said the investigation was never related to the campaign.

    In fact, the Senate investigation couldn’t possibly have had a direct impact on the election. It won’t even start until November 15th, when the 112th Congress gets back into session for its lame-duck return to Washington. The House Oversight probe began last month, but that ‘s because it was just a few weeks after the Obama administration got forced into changing its story more than once about the nature of the attack, its knowledge of the security issues at the consulate, and who knew what when during the attack itself.

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    Obama could personally assassinate someone tomorrow and it wouldn't make the headlines.
     
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    Congress will waste the peoples money on investigations while putting governing on hold. Congress is elected to govern, not investigate every single bowel movement of the executive branch
     

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