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State Dept. Vows to Work With House Benghazi Probe

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The State Department is promising to cooperate with the House select committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack.
 
In a letter to the panel, Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield says the department feels relevant questions have been answered about the attack in the Libyan city that killed four Americans.
 
But she says officials want to work with lawmakers. Secretary of State John Kerry has directed department staff to brief the committee and discuss issues such as document production.
 
A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press.
 
Republicans say the department hasn't handed over all correspondence related to Benghazi. They say U.S. officials failed to respond quickly enough to the attack, then misled Americans about what happened to help President Obama win re-election. Democrats reject such assertions.

Meanwhile, the Libyan government has denied it had prior knowledge of the U.S. capture of a top suspect in the deadly 2012 assault on Americans in Benghazi. And it's demanding his return.
 
In a statement read on television Wednesday, the interim government condemned the seizure of Ahmed Abu Khattala, who the U.S. accuses of involvement in the attack on its consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
 
Abu Khattala is headed for the United States to face what President Obama called "the full weight of the American justice system." Obama called the Libyan an "alleged key leader" of the attack.
 
The Libyan statement said: "The government stresses its right to try Abu Khattala on its territories and according to its laws."  (AP)
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