Obama Officials Panetta and Morell Endorse Benghazi Select Committee

"The problem has been sometimes bits and pieces of information keep coming out" that raise more questions.

Not all Democrats oppose the newly named House select committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. On Monday evening two people who were involved with the Obama Administration's handling of the attack, CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, each endorsed the creation of the select committee. 

The two former Obama administration officials joined another former member of the administration former FBI Director Robert Mueller​, along with Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman in a panel discussion sponsored by the Panetta Institute for Public Policy speaker series at the California State University Monterey Bay. The four discussed a wide range of policy from the Snowden leaks to Benghazi.

Because three of the panelists were involved with the Obama administration's management of the attack and its aftermath, most newsworthy was the discussion about the newly formed House select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack.

According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News:

Panetta, a former Central Coast congressman and Democratic Party stalwart, said there needs to be an investigation to lay out the full story to the public. "The problem has been sometimes bits and pieces of information keep coming out" that raise more questions, he said.

Politico quotes Morell as adding, "A lot of people have looked at this, but the polls show that the American people still have questions. I want to make sure that all of those questions are cleared up." 




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