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Pelosi 'Leaning Toward' Full Participation In New Benghazi Probe

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"No decision has been made, but Pelosi is now leaning toward appointing a full complement of Members to the Select Committee on Benghazi," the aide said in an email. "She huddled with leadership at 10 a.m. this morning and will likely hold an additional meeting with leadership this afternoon to update them on negotiations with the Speaker’s office."

The aide, who wasn't authorized to speak on the record, added: "Talks between Pelosi and [Speaker John] Boehner staff continue this morning on remaining items Democrats are asking for to ensure fairness, transparency and balance with respect to the committee’s proceedings and operations."

The committee allows for 7 Republicans and 5 Democrats. It'll be led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Some Democrats have called for a boycott while others have suggested appointing just one Democrat to gather documents and monitor the probe.

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