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The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday called former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify at a public hearing next month, setting up a high-profile showdown over Clinton's use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said he wants Clinton to testify the week of May 18 and again before June 18. The first hearing would focus on Clinton's use of private emails, and the second on the September 2012 attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.
"With her cooperation and that of the State Department and (Obama) administration, Secretary Clinton could be done with the Benghazi Committee before the Fourth of July," Gowdy said in a statement.
It is necessary to call Clinton to appear twice "because the committee needs to ensure we have a complete and responsive record and all the facts before we then substantively question her on the Benghazi terrorist attacks," Gowdy said.
A lawyer for Clinton said she is prepared to answer questions publicly regarding the Benghazi attacks and her email use as soon as possible.
"There is no reason to delay her appearance or to have her testify in a private interview," lawyer David Kendall said Wednesday in a letter to Gowdy
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
There have been inquiries, hearings, documents produced, and in-depth investigations into Benghazi than the entire 2nd Iraq war.
Four Americans died in Benghazi, over 5,000 servicemen died in Iraq.
When you put things into perspective this whole thing seems ridiculous.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: StoutBroux
What difference does it make?
How many times do we need to look into this to find the same thing?
originally posted by: Grimpachi
I hav a feeling most people are just tired of the Benghazi investigations. I have no idea how many there have been and they keep turning up as a big zero.
Has there ever been a point in our history such has been repeatedly done? It is reminiscent of a witch trial. I am pretty sure the Iran-Contra didn't see this many inquiries.
Beating a dead horse no matter how much they do it the thing isn't going anywhere.
They get paid no matter what they're doing, so I'm good with them doing this vs writing more laws, which is their only alternative to "doing something".
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
The people pushing these endless, pointless investigations should pay for it out of their own pockets.
And what MM said.
Shortly after the October 2011 death of Qaddafi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Tripoli that the U.S. was committing $40 million to help Libya “secure and recover its weapons stockpiles.” Department of State Assistant Secretary Andrew Shapiro confirms DOS had a weapons buy-back program in Libya that was also supported by the UK who gave $1.5 million, the Netherlands gave $1.2 million, Germany gave about $1 million and our neighbor to the north, Canada gave $1.6 million to purchase the deadly arsenal that went missing after the fall of Qaddafi.
The State Department was specifically looking to acquire the 20,000 MANPADS (they are commonly known as man-portable air shoulder-fire missiles) that went missing once Qaddafi was killed.