• Hillary Clinton Agrees to Testify Before Benghazi Committee — But Just Once

    Hillary Clinton’s lawyer says she is willing to take questions from the House Select Committee on Benghazi publicly in as soon as two weeks, but is refusing to testify twice as chairman Trey Gowdy has requested.

    The presidential candidate’s lawyer, David E. Kendall, criticized the panel for asking Clinton to appear just to examine her use of a private email account while secretary of State.

    “Respectfully, there is no basis, logic, or precedent for such an unusual request,” Kendall said Monday in a letter to Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the select committee’s chairman.

    “The secretary is fully prepared to stay for the duration of the committee’s questions on the day she appears,” he adds.

    The letter is a response to a summons Gowdy made late last month asking Clinton to testify before the committee first during the week of May 18 to examine her use of a personal email server and to appear a second time in June so the committee could look at her role in the episode which left four Americans dead in Benghazi.

    Kendall dismissed Gowdy’s arguments for a hearing on Clinton’s use of a personal email.

    Mr. Gowdy’s spokesman said they have the letter but didn’t say whether they will concede to Mrs. Clinton’s demand, saying only they will take it “into consideration.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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