GOP Benghazi probe stokes political controversy

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Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 3:06 am | Updated: 6:16 pm, Thu Jul 18, 2013.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year's deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, rejecting administration assurances to the contrary and stoking a controversy with implications for the 2016 presidential race.

Republicans on five House committees are pressing ahead with their own investigation despite an exhaustive independent review that blistered the State Department and hours of testimony from former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

Three State Department witnesses were scheduled to testify Wednesday before a House committee.

The hearing is the latest in a long-running and bitter dispute between the administration and congressional Republicans who have challenged the White House's actions before and after the Benghazi attack.

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