Dan Gilmore / May 5, 2015

Clinton Continues to Resist Benghazi Committee

The dance between Hillary Clinton and the House Select Committee on Benghazi continues. First, Clinton dumped her email on the State Department and wiped her hands of the matter. And she continues to stonewall the committee’s request for her to testify. In an April 23 letter to Clinton’s personal attorney David Kendall, committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said if everyone cooperates, Clinton could testify twice before Independence Day and be done with the committee. “It is necessary to call Secretary Clinton 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 wrote. After all, the committee has only 300 of Clinton’s emails.

But Kendall wrote back, “Respectfully, there is no basis, logic, or precedent for such an unusual request. The Secretary is fully prepared to stay for the duration of the Committee’s questions on the day she appears.” Kendall suggested Clinton appear before the committee the week of May 18, but only once. She doesn’t want to “prolong the Committee’s efforts further by appearing on two separate occasions when one will suffice,” he wrote. Obstruct, obfuscate and deny — it’s the same old Clinton modus operandi. More…

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