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House GOP sets Benghazi-probe vote

White House touts fundraising email as evidence of ‘political motivation’

Posted: May 8, 2014 at 5:59 a.m.

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, joined by Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., (right) counters a point from Democrats on the panel as lawmakers work Wednesday at the Capitol on the creation of a special select committee to investigate the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

House Republicans on Wednesday moved toward an election-year special investigation of the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya, brushing aside Democratic concerns over the panel's scope and composition. The Obama administration, meanwhile, accused Republicans of "political motivation" after they issued a fundraising email linked to the Benghazi probe.

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