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Hillary Clinton called to testify at Benghazi attacks hearing

Published 24/04/2015 | 02:30

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

The chairman of a House of Representative committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks in Libya has called Hillary Clinton to testify at a public hearing next month, setting up a showdown over her use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state.

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Representative Trey Gowdy's action comes a day after the Republican-led panel signaled its final report could slip to next year, just months before the presidential election. Clinton is widely considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president.

Gowdy said he wants Ms 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. At the time Clinton led the State Department, which has responsibility for security at overseas US missions.

Irish Independent

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