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AP: Senators Call on Obama to Investigate Sexual Assault Cases

ABC News published a report by the Associated Press on Protect Our Defenders’ (POD) “Debunked: Fact-Checking the Pentagon’s Claims Regarding Military Justice.”

President Barack Barack Obama is being urged by two U.S. senators to investigate whether the Pentagon misled Congress with information about sexual assault cases in an effort to undercut support for a Senate bill that senior military officials steadfastly oppose.

In a letter sent to Obama on Tuesday, Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., cited an Associated Press investigation published Monday and a report by the advocacy group Protect Our Defenders that found inaccuracies and omissions in military records that summarized the outcomes of cases prosecuted in military courts.

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