Democrats to Stay on Benghazi Panel _ for Now

Associated Press writers Bradley Klapper and Deb Riechmann contributed to this story.

Democrats on the House Benghazi committee said Friday they are staying for now on the Republican-led panel, despite calling it a "fishing expedition to derail" Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid.

At the same time, they called on House Speaker John Boehner to immediately shut down what they called an "abusive, wasteful and obviously partisan effort."