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Ousted Benghazi committee staffer: Republicans pursuing ‘partisan investigation’ targeting Hillary ClintonAn intelligence officer formerly employed by the House Select Committee on Benghazi, who describes himself as a conservative Republican, has charged that the committee’s investigation has morphed into a partisan witch hunt “targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton instead of the thorough and objective fact-finding mission it was set up to pursue.” CNN has the story.