(POLITICO) — As a select House committee probing the 2012 attacks in Benghazi convenes Wednesday, three Democratic outside groups are mobilizing to protect Hillary Clinton from any fallout.
In a plan shared with POLITICO, officials with the pro-Hillary Clinton group Correct the Record, working with the Democratic research super PAC American Bridge, said they will launch a new website, www.benghazicommittee.com. It’s a research hub that is designed like a news site and will issue detailed, rapid responses to charges against Clinton — mimicking the way a campaign would defend a candidate in real time during a presidential debate.
Also defending the former secretary of state against Benghazi criticism will be Media Matters, the watchdog founded by David Brock, a Clinton ally who also created both American Bridge and Correct the Record. In addition to using an army of researchers, Media Matters has been aggressively hitting Fox News, which has covered Benghazi extensively since the attacks two years ago.
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