"Ambassador Rice is widely viewed as having either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in the Benghazi matter," said the letter signed by 97 House Republicans, which was obtained by The Hill. "Recent reports of the discrepancies between the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency's public timelines of the events on Sept. 11 only exacerbate the problem and we believe these inconsistencies deserve closer examination."
Top foreign policy officials have come under scrutiny for misleading comments based on intelligence reports in the past, most notably then-Sec. of State Colin Powell under the Bush administration for alleging that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction in the lead up to the Iraq War.
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