Scrutiny of the Obama administration could reach a fever-pitch this week. New questions have arisen concerning last year’s deadly attack at U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya.
Just when it seemed investigations of the Benghazi attack had run their course, ABC News said it obtained emails showing State Department editing of administration talking points to downplay terrorist involvement in the incident, in which four Americans were killed.
The revelation breathes new life into congressional probes, particularly in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Rep. Darrell Issa said, “Our goal in this investigation is to get answers.”
The White House has long denied intentionally misleading the American people about the September attack, which came at the height of President Barack Obama’s re-election effort. Spokesman Jay Carney said, “This would be more significant if we did not acknowledge from the beginning that extremists were likely involved. This is an effort to accuse the administration of hiding something that we did not hide.”