The chairman of the House panel investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, wants Hillary Clinton to testify “at least twice,” citing comments she made at her Tuesday news conference about her use of a private email account while secretary of State.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a statement following Clinton’s Tuesday press conference at the United Nations that she had “created more questions than answers.”
The first appearance “will be to clear up her role and resolve issues surrounding her exclusive use of personal email to conduct official business,” according to Gowdy. “This is necessary to establish our Committee has a complete record with respect to Secretary Clinton’s time in office.”
The select panel will then call her to appear again in a public hearing “to answer questions specifically regarding Libya and the Benghazi terrorist attacks that took the lives of our four brave fellow citizens,” he said.
Clinton defended her use of the private account while in President Obama’s Cabinet on the basis that it was a “convenience” that helped her avoid the use of two email devices.