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Will this letter from 78 brave Americans result in a select investigative committee? Probably not.

It should, though — unless, as the letter suggests, Republican leaders are compromised by virtue of having been briefed about the “why” of the attack, which gets to “what” was going on in Benghazi.

It sure seems like someone is hiding something fairly big. As the letter from the 78 notes, Rep. Frank Wolf, Virginia Republican, has documented the fact that “intelligence officers [are] being intimidated with multiple, punitive polygraph examinations and harassing nondisclosure-agreement demands.” As Mr. Wolf told me at the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi, one intelligence official who refused to sign the nondisclosure agreement had to hire a lawyer to protect himself.

The truth is not dead — yet.

Mary Claire Kendall is a Washington-based writer.