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Issa Compares Benghazi Probes To Watergate Investigation

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"It takes very little time and very little committees if the administration wants to tell the truth. If the administration wants to continue delaying, denying and lying and covering up, it takes a long time," he told the Tampa Tribune in an interview. "There was a lot of time and a lot of money spent on Watergate to eventually get to the truth about the wrongdoing of Richard Milhous Nixon."

The interview came after he told a crowd of Republican donors and activists in St. Petersburg that the Benghazi investigations were "fair game" for fundraising, the paper reported. The stance is at odds with the chairman of the new House select committee to investigate the 2012 attacks, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who has said the issue shouldn't be used to raise money.