Hillary agrees to testify on Benghazi, exactly once

Hillary agrees to testify on Benghazi, exactly once

Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is willing to testify only once — not twice — before a House panel investigating the terrorist attacks on Benghazi.

Clinton lawyer David Kendall sent a letter Tuesday to Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. telling him “there is no basis, logic or precedent for such an unusual request.”

Gowdy received Kendall’s letter and “will take his response into consideration,” Benghazi panel spokesman Jamal Ware said. …

Gowdy last month sent a letter to Kendall requesting Clinton testify twice before the panel. Gowdy said lawmakers needed the two appearances to grill her on her private email server as well as how she handled the security at the American consulate in Benghazi as well as the aftermath of the attacks, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and four other Americans.

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But Kendall said Clinton can answer all of those questions in one hearing.

“The secretary is fully prepared to stay for the duration of the Committee’s questions the day she appears,” Kendall said.

Gowdy, in the earlier letter to Kendall, set a May 18 date for Clinton’s first appearance.

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