White House to give senators Benghazi documents

Posted at 9:12 PM, Feb 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 11:41:44-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional aide says the White House has agreed to give the Senate Intelligence Committee documents related to the attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Republicans had demanded the documents as a condition of voting on the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director.

The congressional aide says the documents include emails between top national security officials showing the debate within the administration over how to describe the attack and other documents the committee had been asking for.

The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.