WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the special House panel that will look into the attack in Benghazi, Libya, says he'll be there to "defend the truth."

Elijah Cummings of Maryland is among five Democrats who were named to the panel today. All of them have been deeply involved in early congressional investigations of the attack, which killed four Americans.

Some Democrats believed the party shouldn't be involved in the new investigation, which they say is aimed only at embarrassing the White House in advance of the midterm elections.

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