Pelosi Leaning Toward Appointing Members to Benghazi Committee

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After dithering on the issue for several weeks, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is leaning toward appointing members to the special committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to a senior Democratic aide.  

The California Democrat met with Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio on Tuesday, seeking assurances that the committee would be procedurally fair and that Democrats would be considered in decisions about issuing subpoenas and calling witnesses. Immediately after meeting with the speaker, Pelosi met with her leadership and followed that up with a 10 a.m. meeting with the team again on Wednesday.  

"No decision has been made, but Pelosi is now leaning toward appointing a full complement of members to the Select Committee on Benghazi," the aide said. "Talks between Pelosi and Boehner staff continue this morning on remaining items Democrats are asking for to ensure fairness, transparency and balance with respect to the committee’s proceedings and operations."  

Pelosi will meet with her team again later this afternoon.