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June 17, 2014

Republicans Want Obama to Send Benghazi Suspect to Guantanamo

Republicans want President Barack Obama to send the first suspect arrested in the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead to the prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Sen. John McCain of Arizona was among a group of Senate Republicans urging for Ahmed Abu Khatallah to be sent to Guantánamo — even as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. put out a statement declaring his intent to try Khatallah in U.S. courts.

“That’s where the detention facilities are. … It’s totally inappropriate to keep him anywhere else,” McCain said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Guantánamo has yielded significant intelligence over the years.

“We’re turning war into a crime and it’s going to bite us in the butt,” he said. Full story

By Steven Dennis Posted at 2:09 p.m.

May 5, 2014

White House May Not Cooperate With New Benghazi Committee

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeatedly refused to say on Monday whether the White House would cooperate with a new Benghazi committee.

Carney said the White House would continue to cooperate with “legitimate” oversight by Congress but refused to say whether he thought the new select committee to be headed up by Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., met that test. Full story

By Steven Dennis Posted at 3:46 p.m.

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