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House Benghazi panel interviews 'John from Iowa'


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Benghazi committee has interviewed two drone sensor operators who were working on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya, including one who identified himself on talk radio as "John from Iowa."

The unidentified drone operator has earned derision from the Pentagon and committee Democrats, who say the GOP-led panel has made a series of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests -- including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio.

The drone operator, an Air Force sergeant, told a radio host in 2013 he was surprised that no one from Congress had contacted him.

The panel's chairman, Republican congressman Trey Gowdy, says that "talking to enlisted service members with first-hand information is just as important as talking to the generals and admirals who command them."

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