House Minority Leader
Pelosi’s decision followed discussions with House Speaker
Pelosi said those discussions failed to produce what she considered a fair arrangement. But in her view "that was all the more reason to participate."
"I could argue this either way," Pelosi said. But Democrats on the panel will "try to bring some openness and transparency to what is going on."
The Democratic members of the committee will be
Democrats, who have accused Republicans of politicizing the 2012 terrorist attack against a U.S. mission in Libya, held multiple internal discussions about whether to participate in the select committee.
Some advocated a total boycott, arguing that Republicans formed the probe only to stoke their conservative base in an election year. Others suggested appointing a single member who would be able to monitor its activity but not give it the legitimacy that many thought it did not deserve.
In the end they agreed to participate fully, arguing it was vital, especially if administration officials or former Secretary of State
An aide to Boehner said that Republicans offered Democrats "assurances on committee procedures but no substantive changes that could hurt the investigation."