The US Attorney General is the only person who can appoint special counsels. Obama really knew what he was doing when he nominated Eric Holder — but don’t forget to save some major blame for the Dem controlled Senate for confirming this guy:
Even if Holder did decide to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Benghazi, what are the chances he’d choose somebody who would actually investigate? He’d probably appoint Hillary. In reality, the only thing Eric Holder needs in order to initiate a criminal investigation is a mirror.