Report: Administration to turn over Benghazi documents to Congress

President Obama has agreed to turn over to Congress more internal documents relating to last year's terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, in order to get a vote on his nominee to head the CIA, the Associated Press reports.

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The documents include emails showing the internal debate among intelligence agencies about how to characterize the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. mission in Libya. Republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack to avoid undermining Obama's lead on national security ahead of the November elections.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has delayed a vote on John Brennan to be the next head of the CIA after requesting more documents about the administration's drone program and targeted killings. It's not clear if the Benghazi documents will be enough to satisfy Republicans or if they'll continue to press for more information on the drone program as well.

The documents are all but certain to rekindle debate about the administration's response to the attack following revelations earlier this month that Obama did not call his Libyan counterpart the night of the attack. Republicans are hoping to cause more political damage for the administration after managing to torpedo Obama's first choice to head the State Department, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, over her role in publicizing the talking points.

The White House would not confirm whether it has agreed to share more information about either Benghazi or the drone program. The panel could vote on Brennan as early as Tuesday, with a full Senate vote the following week at the earliest; he is expected to win approval.