We asked our followers on Twitter for thoughts about the new Benghazi probe prompted by Obama administration e-mails. Comments from Twitter are edited for clarity and grammar:

It’s a ridiculous, hyperpartisan farce to smear Hillary Clinton for the 2016 election.

— @UmbertoGuadelou

It is needed because of a lack of concerned response from the White House and a need for clarity on the involvement of President Obama.


There are many, many more pressing matters for Congress to take up instead of another Benghazi investigation.


The president won the election, and so there is no need to use the video excuse as a smokescreen. It’s truth-telling time.


If there were nothing to hide, why are they hiding things? They are continually hiding things out of guilt.


This investigation is a terrible waste of taxpayer money. What difference does it make?


The investigation was pushed by the Republicans because they hope it derails the popularity of Hillary Clinton.


Susan Page refers to the Republicans’ formation of a special congressional committee to investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, as a “gambit” (“Risks and rewards of Benghazi probe,” Voices, Thursday).

That means it is a calculated risk taken to gain an advantage. Instead of putting her insight within the context of the American people’s right to know what happened due to the appearance of a coverup, she chose to cheapen the effort by politicizing it.

There was a time when journalists sought the truth. I realize that this was an opinion piece. USA TODAY’s other coverage has been spot-on. Thank you!

John Buckner; AuxVasse, Mo.

It seems fairly obvious that the Republicans are politicizing the tragic event surrounding the Benghazi attack and turning it into a comedic investigation.

To date, there have been more than a dozen inquiries by both House and Senate committees to investigate what went wrong. Yet, Republicans are still unsatisfied with these findings. Now they are parading the four Americans who died that night around like a catch slogan. Their actions diminish the rightful grieving deserved for those Americans.

Larry Wernick; Fort Washington, Pa.

Comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar:

The families of the dead Americans are owed an explanation. The original explanation given to the American people was clearly false. I strongly support getting to the bottom of what happened.

Who made the decision about whether to rescue the now dead Americans? Why were we given repeated false explanations?

Brian E. Levy

If the White House had been honest and open, these investigations would not continue. The speed of these…