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GOP effort to launch new probe on Benghazi picks up momentum

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A little more than one year ago, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans were killed in an attack.

A total of 176 Republican lawmakers have co-sponsored the Virginia Republican’s resolution; not one Democrat has backed the resolution.

A number of witnesses and victims of the attack have not been able to testify for fear of retribution, Wolf said. He believes that one select panel would be able to provide more clarity on what happened that night.

Wolf stands by his contention that the GOP-led House would be “complicit” in the attack if it fails to get to the bottom of what really happened in Benghazi.

He is “hopeful” that Speaker John Boehner will eventually endorse his resolution despite the Ohio Republican’s opposition. Boehner has deferred to five House panels that are investigating the issue.

Democrats have ripped the GOP probes, saying they are partisan attempts aimed at smearing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Clinton is expected to run for president in 2016.