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  • Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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  • FILE - This Dec. 16, 2011 file photo shows Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veteran Democratic Moran is retiring from Congress. The 68-year Moran, a former mayor of Alexandria, Va., who was first elected in 1990, has been a staunch supporter of federal civilian employees who have a heavy presence in his district.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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  • **FILE** Rep. Jim Matheson, Utah Democrat (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican. (Associated Press)

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  • Libyans celebrate the raiding of the Ansar al-Shariah Brigades compound after hundreds of Libyans, Libyan military forces and police raided the brigades base in Benghazi, Libya, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Small teams of U.S. special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa to set up a new counterterrorist network months before militants killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya on Sept 11, but officials say the network was too new to stop the Benghazi attack. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File )

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  • Border Buster: Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, took his immigration reform message to the districts of two Virginia Republicans: Rep. Frank R. Wolf and Rep. Bob Goodlatte. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican (The Washington Times)

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  • ** FILE ** The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was gutted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack by Islamic extremists. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during his lecture to students at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa, Pool)

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  • ** FILE ** Carry teams move transfer cases of the remains of the four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, from a transport plane during a ceremony Sept. 14, 2012, at Andrews Air Force Base, marking the start of congressional and State Department inquiries into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. (Associated Press)

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  • Lawmaker calls for review Justice's of Civil Rights Division

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  • "Your continued refusal to investigate has been - and remains - inexcusable," Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, wrote to Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine on July 14. "As inspector general, you have a legal and moral obligation to go wherever truth takes you."

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  • "The Bush administration has nothing to lose and quite frankly everything to gain," Mr. Wolf said. "Everyone wants to see an end to the violence and [to see] success in Iraq. Everyone wants to win the war on terror."

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