Boehner unveils Benghazi website

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday unveiled a website detailing the GOP's Benghazi probe amid mounting pressure from conservatives that he's not doing enough.

A large majority of Boehner's caucus has endorsed a push by Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) to create a select committee with broad investigatory powers to investigate the Obama administration's shortcomings in the death of four Americans on Sept. 11, 2012. Boehner has resisted the push, arguing that his committees are well equipped to get answers.

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“Shortly after the attack, Republicans asked the Obama administration to explain its actions, as well as the fact that publicly-available information consistently contradicted its characterization of events,” Boehner's office said in announcing the website, www.gop.gov/benghazi. “After being stonewalled, House committees began a serious, exhaustive, and deliberate investigation into what led up to this tragic event, what transpired, and why the White House refused — and still refuses — to tell the whole truth.”

Boehner's office said the website offers access to “hundreds of pages of documents and transcripts the White House doesn’t want you to read.”

“The investigation is ongoing, and the search for the truth continues,” his office said, “so new documents will be added as they are made available.”

The Obama administration says it has cooperated with Congress every step of the way. Democrats have accused Republicans of exploiting a national tragedy for political gain.

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