Congressional hearings to resume on Benghazi attack
November 8th, 2012
06:07 PM ET
8 years ago

Congressional hearings to resume on Benghazi attack

(CNN) - Senior intelligence, State Department and FBI officials can expect to be grilled next week as congressional hearings resume on the terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya that killed four Americans.

Lawmakers want answers to many outstanding questions surrounding the September 11 armed assault on the State Department compound and a CIA annex in Benghazi.


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  1. Data Driven

    Election's over, GOPhers. You can stop pretending to care about Libya now.

    November 8, 2012 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain: All of the GOP's policies are PROVEN FAILURES

    Will the congressional hearings also be taking a look at these incidents:

    2002-U.S. Embassy Karachi, Pakistan -10 killed, 51 injured
    2004 U. S. Embassy bombed in Uzbekistan – 2 killed -several injured.
    2004 U.S. Consulate Saudi Arabia – 8 killed
    2006 US. Embassy Syria – 1 killed several injured
    2007 U.S. Embassy -Athens- building bombed with an anti-tank grenade...fortunately no one was in the building at the time.
    2008-U.S. Embassy -Serbia – 1 dead -Embassy set on fire
    2008- U. S. Embassy- Yemen- bombed 10 killed

    November 8, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  3. bullock w

    Impeach out of obama

    November 8, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain: All of the GOP's policies are PROVEN FAILURES

    No one has yet to answer my question:

    If all President Obama cared about was scoring political points before the election, then wouldn't it have been much better for him to STOP the Benghazi attack and NO Americans die?!?


    November 8, 2012 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |

    Republicans in congress don't actually care about the Benghazi attack
    They were just using it to score political points against the President and sway public opinion against Obama
    Now that the election is over, there is no point in politicizing this tragedy.
    However, the Republican quest to destroy President Obama has not ended and they may keep trying

    November 8, 2012 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  6. Getoverit

    How convenient. Just after the election...

    November 8, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Darrell Edward Issa , Kitty Comity Suprimo !

    Why is he still in office ?

    November 8, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  8. judy

    Oh please, if Romney had won they wouldn't even bother with it. We all know that the reps will do anything to make Obama look bad. Its time for all this partisan mess stop. Republicans better get it together and the Democrats too. Now all that matters is that we all work together to pull this country out of the pit is in. If Republicans and Democrats had worked together from the begining this country would be in better shape. .

    November 8, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  9. calltoarms7

    Obama has an agenda...It is not hidden, he has stated it on numerous occasions: "I will fundamentally change America" Obviously had the truth about Benghazi and Obama's complete failure to respond been actively pursued by the main stream media prior to the election...Well he would not have been reelected and his agenda would have gone up in flames, just like Benghazi. Judging from the amount of "cover" Obama has been given since he first began his presidential run, much of the mainstream media appears to share that agenda...And that fellow Americans is very, very scary.

    November 8, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  10. rwb1956

    And...the witch hunt continues because we're sore losers and hold a grudge. We just have to pin something on this administration. They just have to be corrupt, they just have to be because we believe and so do all our stooges we used to get elected in 2010. And there were more than Three!

    November 8, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  11. American Public Could Care Less About 4 Dead Patriots

    Give it a rest!! Americans care more about getting free stuff than 4 dead American Patriots. That is what our country has become.

    November 8, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  12. recovering republician

    It wouldn't surpriem me to see the GOP try to impeach Obama thus taking our eyes off the ball. I certainly hope not, we have much more important things pressing. This is history.

    November 8, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  13. Jim K.

    Why when Erin burnet interviewed Cris Stevens sister did it seem like she was reading even during questions that were personal? Propoganda?

    November 8, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F

    Ever notice that republicans had no problem with a republican president being asleep at the switch on 9-11-2001, getting us into two unfunded wars, and torture?

    November 8, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  15. Anthony in California

    Terrorism can happen anywhere anytime. No matter how much preparation or security measures, the crazies can sometime times find ways. (See the real 9-11 under Bush's watch). These people knew what they signed up for.
    They knew there offices were subject to attack. There are armed bases in Afghanistan with hundreds of troops that still get attacked and lose lives.
    This seems like a witch hunt. What answers will you get to? How will it help at this point? Bring lives back?
    This seems like another distraction from getting things done here in the UD. Its not like Congress has ANYTHING better to be doing *Fiscal Cliff* cough* cough*....

    Apparently the country didn't feel like it was Obama's fault or they wouldn't have voted him to a second term. Despite Mitt trying to play that card during the debates.

    But hey.. the Righties need something to do for the next four years.. why not start now.

    November 8, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  16. anonoymous

    John McCain doesnt care now...the president won AGAIN!Where is John Rudy and Newt? No talking points about how they help lose the election with their rhetoric! No surprises there anything to make president look bad but it didnt work.

    November 8, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    Don't waste time on this!

    November 8, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  18. Pete

    Was there hearings in "83 for Reagan and George Schultz on the two embassies that were attacked with over 70 people dead in Kuwait and Lebanon..Or the truck bomb killing over 240 at the marine base overseas during his presidency as well,all quiet now right!!No political witch hunts then when people understood there's violence in foriegn countries that we're not really supposed to be in anyway,right..Come home and take care of our house first then play big brother some other time,our country is more important and quit the witch hunt crap Issa because your cuts in defense caused the lapse in security and republicans know it!!

    November 8, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  19. jpmichigan

    Now that the election is over, it is time to have Obama and his administration tell the American people the truth. No more distortions and fabrictions of the truth , the real truth.

    November 8, 2012 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  20. anonoymous

    Election is over Obama haters dont care....wont believe anything if it isnt bad anyway...

    November 8, 2012 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  21. Ed1

    Well the election is over now lets get back to things that were not very important to you.

    November 8, 2012 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  22. Former Republican, now an Independent

    The American people are getting really tired of all of the wasted time and money the house republicans are spending on these "witch hunts". It's about time they spent some time on the real problems facing the nation and at least earn a small portion of their pay!

    November 8, 2012 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  23. janerose

    Guess we get another 4 years of Congress attacking the President instead of working for the American people. Thank you for your service.(Not)

    November 9, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  24. Donkey Party

    Let the investigation run its course, enough already with the right-wing conspiracy theories and political theater. Where was all the right-wing outrage at Bush after 911?????

    November 9, 2012 03:01 am at 3:01 am |
  25. Kevin

    This is just another attempt of the GOP to make something out of nothing

    November 9, 2012 04:00 am at 4:00 am |
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