Benghazi Committee Holds Classified Briefing With FBI

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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The new congressional committee tasked with investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya recently met with the FBI as they ramp up the activities of their probe, according to a news release Thursday.

“Earlier this week, the Committee hosted a classified briefing by the FBI and reviewed surveillance footage from the night of the attack,” chairman Trey Gowdy and ranking member Elijah Cummings said in a joint statement. “We fully support the FBI and the Department of Justice as they aim to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice.”

In May, lawmakers in the House passed a bill to establish the new committee to investigate the attacks that left four Americans dead, including Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has been officially tapped by the House Republican leadership to serve as chairman of the select committee hearings.

Here are the seven Republicans Speaker of the House John Boehner named to the committee:

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman
  • Rep. Susan Brooks
  • Rep. Jim Jordan
  • Rep. Mike Pompeo
  • Rep. Martha Roby
  • Rep. Peter Roskam
  • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland

Here are the five Democrats House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi named to the committee:

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member
  • Rep. Adam Smith
  • Rep. Adam B. Schiff
  • Rep. Linda T. Sánchez
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth

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