Bob Corker: 'I Feel Like I Know What Happened In Benghazi'

05/08/2013 10:10 am ET | Updated May 08, 2013

Just before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) began a potentially explosive hearing Wednesday on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate Benghazi, Libya, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said he was satisfied with the information he had received.

"I feel like I know what happened in Benghazi. I'm fairly satisfied," Corker said Wednesday on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown." "But look, the House wants to have hearings, I hope they're done in a respectful way and hopefully it will shed some light on what happened."

Issa, on the other hand, has alleged an Obama administration "cover-up" of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks, and has pointed the finger at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a top contender for president in 2016. "If Hillary Clinton is not responsible for the before, during and after mistakes ... it's somebody close," Issa told CBS Monday. "There certainly are plenty of people close to the former secretary who knew, and apparently were part of the problem."

Corker also called for an examination into the four State Department officials who were removed from their posts after the attacks and placed on administrative leave, but have continued to be paid.

"Other than that, I've been able to read all the cables," he said. "I've seen the films."

CORRECTION: The original article misidentified the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

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