Republican who led Benghazi probe to leave House

Published on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:59
Written by The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Trey Gowdy, a powerful GOP watchdog who built his name leading the investigation into the 2012 attacks against Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has become the latest prominent Republican to head for the exits rather than run for another term.

The former South Carolina prosecutor who is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said in a statement Wednesday that he planned to return to the justice system, though he did not elaborate.

The committee’s lengthy investigation into the attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans focused heavily on Hillary Clinton’s role as secretary of state, though an 800-page report produced no smoking gun pointing to wrongdoing by her.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:59. Updated: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:01.