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No word evokes the kind of fear and dread here in Washington like Watergate.
But some on Capitol Hill are now using that word in their call for special hearings on the Ben Ghazi attack.
Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge has the latest.
Some senior senate Republicans say the -- impressive -- thing -- fallout now requires an investigation on par with some of the major scandals in modern American history.
Investigation benefited from a joint select committee Iran Contra contract.
Benefited from a select committee I think finding the truth about things Ghazi is only possible.
If you combine the resource is that these three committees and do it in a professional manner.
The Republican proposal would bring together the senate intelligence armed services and foreign relations committee as the investigation now has at least three lines of inquiry.
There's the question of culpability of Secretary Clinton and her department.
We know that there were cables requests made from a State Department officials.
Asking for enhanced security and so that's why you can see where this investigation.
Has to be looked at -- a complete fashion rather than and so I.
There the administration statements that have been -- terrorist attack was a demonstration against the anti Islam video.
That spun out of control an explanation also given by Susan Rice which conflicting with -- intelligence reporting.
Why did you pick her to tell us about -- doesn't she's the United Nations ambassador.
And how some lawmakers openly questioned whether -- CIA director knew he was the subject of an FBI investigation when he -- Capitol Hill.
On September 14 lawmakers say Petraeus seemed very much wedded to the administration's explanation doesn't.
Impossible to believe.
That he -- authorities giving us an honest testimony.
I'm leading critic of the Obama administration's response to Ben -- today tempered expectations.
A party in power never likes to have they select committee.
But I'm hopeful that the American people demand it.
And if I am guardedly optimistic that they will achieve that goal.
As he walked away from a midday news conference senate majority leader Harry Reid told reporters he would not support the idea.
The chair and ranking members of the senate homeland security committee who -- their own investigation said the proposal was premature.
I do not see the benefit.
From the north the need for us select committee in closed briefings today Fox News is told the FBI deputy director -- -- -- his boss Robert Mueller face hard questions.
But the failure to notify congress about the FBI -- investigation.
And the acting director of the CIA fielding questions on the attack.
On Thursday the nation's most senior intelligence a month -- officials will testifying classified sessions to the house and Senate Intelligence Committees which will be close to the public into reporters.
Fox News has learned that former CIA director David Petraeus has voluntarily agreed to testify before both committees.
And while there are reports his testimony could come as early as tomorrow there remains a very fluid situation and nothing has been finalized tonight Chris will stay on top of that -- thank you.
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