FBI Director James Comey

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Congress May Finally Get Its Chance to Question Benghazi Survivors

FBI chief says he has no problem with lawmakers talking to survivors and witnesses.

FBI Director James Comey has been in office for just over two months but he's already taking a different position than the Justice Department, telling a Senate committee Thursday that he has no problem with members of Congress talking to Benghazi survivors and witnesses.

"As the FBI director, I don't have an objection to it," Comey said. "I don't know whether the prosecutors would feel differently or if there's some other reason I'm not thinking of. But speaking from my perspective, yeah, I don't have an objection to that."

Until now, Benghazi witnesses have only spoken to the FBI, which is still investigating the attack on the diplomatic mission that killed four Americans; members of certain Congressional committees; and  60 Minutes. Beyond that, the State Department advised that access to the witnesses be restricted, for fear that it would compromise the criminal justice process.

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