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Boehner silent on GOP fund-raising citing Benghazi

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Photo - Speaker of the House John Boehner is asked about the special select committee he has formed to investigate the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, raising the stakes in a political battle with the Obama administration as the midterm election season heats up, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 8, 2014. The National Republican Congressional Committee has issued a fundraising pitch on its website asking people to become a "Benghazi Watchdog" by donating money to GOP election efforts. Boehner has said that the examination would be "all about getting to the truth" of the Obama administration's response to the attack and would not be a partisan, election-year circus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Speaker of the House John Boehner is asked about the special select committee he has formed to investigate the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, raising the stakes in a political battle with the Obama administration as the midterm election season heats up, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 8, 2014. The National Republican Congressional Committee has issued a fundraising pitch on its website asking people to become a "Benghazi Watchdog" by donating money to GOP election efforts. Boehner has said that the examination would be "all about getting to the truth" of the Obama administration's response to the attack and would not be a partisan, election-year circus. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is sidestepping questions about a GOP political committee that's using an investigation of the Benghazi attack to raise money.

The House is expected to vote Thursday to create a panel to investigate the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya.

Reporters asked Boehner three times Thursday about the appropriateness of a fundraising pitch that talks about the investigation. But each time, Boehner said the probe will focus on finding the truth about the attack for the U.S. and the families of the four Americans who died.

The pitch comes from the campaign arm of House Republicans, the National Republican Congressional Committee. It says the House Benghazi panel won't let anyone get away from the investigation.

Democrats say the committee will be too partisan.

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