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Republican leading Benghazi probe Trey Gowdy has a reputation for courtroom theatrics

The Republican who will lead an investigation of the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic quarters in Benghazi was known for courtroom theatrics in his time as a prosecutor, portending dramatic hearings on an issue that already has strained partisan civility in Washington. Republicans hope to gain political traction before congressional…

Republicans shouldn’t raise money off Benghazi, says lawmaker heading latest panel

The new head of a congressional panel investigating the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, criticized on Wednesday some Republicans’ use of the deadly incident to raise campaign funds. During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina was asked whether he…