Hillary, Benghazi panel ready to rumble

Hillary Clinton will appear before the House Select Committee on Benghazi Thursday in an attempt to settle the last remaining questions about the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack.

While her team has cast the congressional probe as a political exercise in rehashing the past, investigators have never nailed down answers for lingering loose ends in the official account of what took place at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, nor have they determined exactly how the government chose to present the attack to the American people based on intelligence that was later proven false.

Armed with thousands of documents that no other investigators have ever seen, Chairman Trey Gowdy and the rest of the select committee may finally be in a position to press Clinton on why more resources were not deployed, the nature of the CIA's presence in Benghazi and how gaps in the administration's Libya policy allowed mounting violence to continue unchecked in the run-up to the attack.

Clinton has already testified twice about her role in Benghazi: once to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and once to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in back-to-back hearings on Jan. 23, 2013.

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