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Benghazi Committee Receives Thousands Of New Documents From State Department

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The House Committee on Benghazi reportedly received 4,000 new pages of documents from the State Department.

According to Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina), he was granted access to the thousands of documents from the State Department Benghazi Accountability Review Board, though the other committees that investigated the 2012 attacks did not reportedly review them.

“Contrary to those who said all had been asked and answered, the Benghazi Committee has shown there is more still for Congress to consider,” Gowdy said. “The committee will provide the final, definitive accounting of what happened with regards to Benghazi, reaching conclusions based solely on facts. Getting this production from State’s Benghazi ARB is an important part of ensuring the committee has access to all the facts.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the Committee, responded to the release of the documents – saying that they supported the findings that Hillary Clinton did not order a stand-down to troops as the attack was underway.

“Not surprisingly, the work papers support the unanimous findings of the Board, which identified no evidence to support claims that Secretary Clinton ordered a stand-down, personally denied security requests, oversaw a covert weapons program, or any of the other wild claims Republicans have been making for months,” Cummings said.

According to reports, the documents include memorandums, summaries of interviews and emails exchanged throughout the course of the attack and its aftermath.

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Sources: Politico, McClatchy Washington Bureau

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