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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Loudest Seven Seconds of Silence -- Lawmaker's Benghazi Question Stumps Top US Officials -- By Mike Levine, ABC News

7 Seconds: Lawmaker's Benghazi Question Stumps Top US Officials Seven seconds of total silence. 

The nation's top intelligence officials have answered the question countless times over the past year and a half, but they seemed stumped during a House hearing Tuesday when a Florida congressman asked them one more time: "Can anybody at the table tell us when somebody will be held responsible for the murders in Benghazi?" 

For seven seconds, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA director John Brennan, Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn, National Counterterrorism Center director Matt Olsen and FBI director James Comey sat quietly – each one seemingly waiting for one of the others to rescue them from a question for which they have no easy answer, regarding a tragedy that almost since the outset has been wrapped in political partisanship. 

After the seven seconds of silence prompted by Florida Republican Rep. Jeff Miller's question, FBI director Comey leaned into the microphone. 

"What I can tell you, Congressman, is that this is a top priority of the FBI," he said. "We've made progress on the matter. I'm not at liberty to talk about the details of that progress. It's a difficult investigation, but one we've invested a lot of resources in and one that we've made headway on."
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