A lawmaker at a Benghazi hearing stumped U.S. intelligence officials yesterday with this question:

"Seven seconds of total silence," ABC writes. "The nation's top intelligence officials have answered the question countless times over the past year and a half, but they seemed stumped during a House hearing Tuesday when a Florida congressman asked them one more time: 'Can anybody at the table tell us when somebody will be held responsible for the murders in Benghazi?'

"For seven seconds, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA director John Brennan, Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn, National Counterterrorism Center director Matt Olsen and FBI director James Comey sat quietly – each one seemingly waiting for one of the others to rescue them from a question for which they have no easy answer, regarding a tragedy that almost since the outset has been wrapped in political partisanship."

Senator Kelly Ayotte spoke about Benghazi at length on the Senate floor yesterday:

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