Benghazi committee gets classified White House records

White House officials delivered a batch of new documents to the House Select Committee on Benghazi Wednesday in response to a request the committee had filed almost a year ago.

The documents, which were classified at varying levels, dealt with the military's response to the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi.

"The Select Committee on Benghazi is writing the final, definitive accounting on the terrorist attacks that left four of our fellow Americans dead," said Jamal Ware, spokesman for committee Republicans. "This production of new documents will help inform this effort, as the committee compiles the most comprehensive set of facts related to the attacks — a process that has been slowed by the administration's delays and ongoing failure to comply with outstanding requests."

Democrats on and off the panel have criticized the investigation for stretching into the presidential primary season, accusing Republicans on the committee of using the process to go after Hillary Clinton for political reasons.