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Pelosi appoints Cummings to lead Democrats on Benghazi panel
Pelosi appoints Cummings to lead Democrats on Benghazi panel

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she would appoint Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore to lead Democrats on a controversial select committee to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. It's a subject with which Cummings is familiar: As the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, Cummings has gained notice as one of the most vocal defenders of the Obama administration and its actions around the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. The Oversight Committee has held four hearings on the incident, which occurred nearly a year after the U.S.-backed ouster of Muammar Khadafi. U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens...

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