Report: Committee to hold hearings on Libya attack after election

Posted on: 2:51 pm, October 26, 2012, by

Attack on U.S. consulate in Libya

WASHINGTON — The Senate intelligence committee said on Thursday it will hold hearings in November on security and intelligence issues raised by the September 11 attacks in Libya, according to a Reuters report.

In a statement, the committee said it will hold a closed oversight hearing on November 15 on the Benghazi attacks when lawmakers return after the upcoming presidential and congressional elections.

Additional hearings are expected to follow.

Some Republican senators have said the committee should hold public hearings on the response to the attacks in Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

Officials with the committee, chaired by Senator Dianne Feinstein, said it had received findings and documents related to the Libya attacks.

According to Reuters, aspects under investigation include how U.S. intelligence and threat information was handled before September 11th, how the information obtained was disseminated and how government agencies responded to the information.

The committee will also examine what the government knows about what occurred during the attacks and how the U.S. will track down those responsible.

Read the entire Reuters report.

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