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Two key members of the House Intelligence Committee are critical of a "New York Times" report that says al-Qaeda was not involved in the Benghazi attack.

Michigan Republican Mike Rogers chairs the committee and told "Fox News Sunday" there's plenty of evidence that contradicts the "Times" report.  He says the paper "didn't talk to people on the ground who were doing the fighting and the shooting and the intelligence gathering."

Rogers wouldn't speculate on whether the story was published to help clear former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before a presumed run at the presidency.  But he did say he found the timing of the "Times" report odd.

California Democrat Adam Schiff sits on the House committee and says intelligence indicates al-Qaeda was involved in the attacks but the report "adds some valuable insights." (Metro Networks Inc.)