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State Dept: Clinton may not testify on Benghazi next week

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The House and Senate foreign relations committees have already announced that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on Benghazi next week, but the State Department said today that’s not a done deal.

Moreover, the State Department may not even share the report of its own internal review on Benghazi with Congress, a top State Department official said today.

Congress expects Clinton to testify Dec. 20 about the results of the Accountability Review Board, State’s internal review on the events leading up to and during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevensand three other Americans. But the State Department said today that the work of the ARB, led by Tom Pickering and Adm. Mike Mullen, isn’t complete yet and so the State Department can’t confirm she will testify next week.

“We ask our diplomats and development personnel to operate in some of the most dangerous places on the planet,” Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said in a statement today announcing the hearing.  “We owe it to them, and we owe it to the memory of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his three fellow Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi to get past the politics and focus on the substance of what happened and what it tells us about diplomatic security going forward.”

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has also already announced its Dec. 20 hearing featuring Clinton’s testimony. The title of the HFAC hearing is “Benghazi Attack, Part II: The Report of the Accountability Review Board”

But State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said today that the ARB is not complete, might not be complete by Dec. 20, and Clinton has not agreed to testify on Dec. 20.




  1. Alpha Maser

    December 14th, 2012

    She’s immune. She’s part of the D.C. machine. We live in a f*cking tyranny, don’t anybody tell you different!

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  2. Machloja

    December 14th, 2012

    I’d say fuck GOP if that issue goes away, which commies in WH are clearly playing for.
    And for me it means forever (fuck GOP).

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  3. Rick

    December 14th, 2012

    For what other administration has testifying before Congress or turning over documents been an option?

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  4. the aardvark

    December 14th, 2012

    So what else did you expect? Hell is going to freeze over before Hillary or anybody else ever in this administration testifies about what really happened at Benghazi.

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  5. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 14th, 2012

    On the 19th, she’ll be sent away to outer Mongolia or she’ll be in the ER for alcohol poisoning. Pfft.

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  6. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 14th, 2012

    In the meantime, prepare the horsie face jokes for the new sexetary of state, John Kerry.

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  7. Carlos The Jackal

    December 15th, 2012

    Rumor has it that zero prefers men to women, so of course they’ll make a great couple…

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  8. Mz BallBreaker

    December 17th, 2012

    From that pix, its hard to say which one of the losers is drunker or dopier? same peice of bottom feeder genetic coding…..sitting atop the Oboobie Administruation…

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