The Senate Intelligence Committee is looking into documents about the Sept. 11 attack, according to the joint announcement from Chairman Dianne Feinstein (above) and ranking member Saxby Chambliss.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has announced hearings to review the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, as well as intelligence and security in the “Arab Spring” countries after the election.
The committee will hold a closed hearing Nov. 15 and will hold additional hearings. It was not immediately clear whether those other hearings would also occur during the lame-duck session this fall. The Senate plans to return to business the week of Nov. 12 after the Nov. 6 election.
The committee has already received briefings and is looking into documents about the attack, according to the joint announcement from Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and ranking member Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).
The committee will investigate intelligence prior to the attack and what actions were taken in response and the details of the attack itself, including who was responsible for it and “what efforts are being made to find and hold those responsible to account.”
And the committee will more broadly examine intelligence capabilities in North Africa and the Middle East and the adequacy of security at U.S. government facilities in the region.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.