October 25th, 2012
08:54 PM ET

GOP wants answers from President Obama on Libya: "This was a purposely misleading event," says Sen. Corker

Congressional Republicans are calling for answers from the Obama administration regarding its response to the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya that left 4 Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

In a letter, House Speaker John Boehner pressed President Obama to publicly address what led to attacks against America's consulate.

Boehner wrote,“In the absence of your direct engagement to clarify these concerns, the public’s frustration and confusion is likely to discredit efforts to achieve our shared goals of justice and accountability for the direct assault on American interests and the deaths of four public servants."

OutFront tonight: Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has criticized the administration's handling - calling it BenghaziGate.

US intel believes some Benghazi attackers tied to al Qaeda in Iraq

U.S. intelligence believes that assailants connected to al Qaeda in Iraq were among the core group that attacked the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, a U.S. government official told CNN.

That would represent the second al Qaeda affiliate associated with the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Previously, intelligence officials said there were signs of connections to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the North African wing of the terror group.

The revelation that members of al Qaeda in Iraq are suspected of involvement in the Libya attack comes at a time when there is a growing number of fighters from that group also taking part in the Syrian civil war.


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