…. will they have? How it is different from the House Committee currently meeting? The same type of committee "nailed" Nixon so I assume they would have much more power to subpoena, indite, etc?

Related to this… today there was a charge by Congressman Wolf, (R) of Virginia, that the Benghazi survivors were still being asked to sign non-disclosure forms…. as late as a few weeks ago! Probably accurate, but why THIS late?

A "charge" is reflective of a lack of evidence or proof. It’s an allegation designed to support that person’s bias.

Wolf is simply throwing "red meat" to the Republican Base.

Congress will define the powers of the committee.

A select or special committee of the United States Congress is a congressional committee appointed to perform a special function that is beyond the authority or capacity of a standing committee. A select committee is usually created by a resolution that outlines its duties and powers and the procedures for appointing members. Select and special committees are often investigative in nature, rather than legislative, though some select and special committees have the authority to draft and report legislation.

 

2 Responses to “Benghazi – It looks like a "Select Committee" will be chosen to pursue incident. What powers?”

  1. rightstuff says:

    a select committee has no more power but it sounds good,,the WH is covering up the coverup with nondisclosure pacts
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  2. Ralph B says:

    A "charge" is reflective of a lack of evidence or proof. It’s an allegation designed to support that person’s bias.

    Wolf is simply throwing "red meat" to the Republican Base.

    Congress will define the powers of the committee.

    A select or special committee of the United States Congress is a congressional committee appointed to perform a special function that is beyond the authority or capacity of a standing committee. A select committee is usually created by a resolution that outlines its duties and powers and the procedures for appointing members. Select and special committees are often investigative in nature, rather than legislative, though some select and special committees have the authority to draft and report legislation.
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