A special US House of Representatives committee investigating a 2012 attack in Libya that killed an American ambassador has devolved into partisan bickering. As the panel holds its third public hearing Tuesday, Democrats complain that the panel’s Republican chairman has excluded them from crucial
steps in the investigation, while Republicans say Democrats are playing politics. The September 11, 2012, attack on a US post in the Libyan city of Benghazi killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. A Libyan extremist, Ahmed Abu Khatalla, is facing trial on murder charges after he was captured in Libya and taken to the US.