NEW INFORMATION: House Dems to participate in Benghazi probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats will participate in the special, Republican-led select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Wednesday that she will appoint the full complement of five Democratic members on the 12-member panel. She tapped five Democrats with experience in previous congressional investigations.

The Democrats who will join seven Republicans are Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Adam Smith of Washington state, Adam Schiff of California, Linda Sanchez of California and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

Democrats had considered boycotting the investigations, the eighth inquiry since the Sept. 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats are leaning toward participating in a special select committee investigating the deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

A senior Democratic aide said Wednesday that no final decision has been made, but Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is considering filling the five Democratic spots on the committee. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the deliberations remain private and the aide was not authorized to disclose them on the record.

Pelosi met with members of the House Democratic leadership Wednesday morning. Her staff and aides to House Speaker John Boehner are continuing to meet to discuss the parameters of the investigation.

The Sept. 11, 2012 attack killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Multiple investigations have examined the events of that night, security at the diplomatic outpost and the Obama administration's response in the aftermath.

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