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Boehner Calls on Obama to Release State Dept. Benghazi E-mails


House speaker John Boehner started his weekly press conference this morning asking for President Obama to release unclassified inter-agency e-mails regarding the 9/11 attacks in Benghazi. Yesterday’s House Oversight Committee hearing revealed that senior State Department officials were aware that the attacks were not a result of a demonstration, and that the White House and Foggy Bottom insisted on removing references to the event as a terrorist attack from the official talking points. He explained that, “while a few of our [House] members were able to review these e-mails, they were not allowed to keep them or to share them with others.”

“Last I remember, the president said that he — and I’ll quote — ‘would be happy to cooperate with Congress in any way the Congress wants,’” Boehner said. “Well, this is his chance to show his cooperation, so that we can get to the truth of what happened in Benghazi.”


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