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Clinton to stand before committee on Benghazi


Hillary Clinton, the former US Secretary of State, and the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, will have to testify before the US House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, in October.

Clinton will be questioned on her use of a private email account whilst she was the Secretary of State, the attacks in Benghazi on the US Consulate which led to the deaths of, the US’s Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other officials, including elite navy SEALs.

In a statement, the committee investigating the attacks has said “Secretary Clinton’s attorney, Mr David Kendall, later today confirmed she has to accept the select committee’s offer to appear before the committee, which will take place October 22nd,”

Since Clinton was admitted as Secretary of State, her electronic correspondence has been the focus of controversy, many Republicans argue that Clinton used private email accounts to hide her activities and to keep things off the public record.

Be that as it may, she has argued that starting late 2014, she had sent 55,000 printed pages from about 30,000 emails to officials authorities who will document the information and make it accessible to the public, as is mandatory by law. According to her lawyer, all the other emails were deemed personal by Clinton and therefore were deleted from her private server.

In other news, the production company, Paramount Pictures, has released a trailer of a movie called 13 Hours: The secret soldiers of Benghazi. The movie is based on the 2012 attack on the American compound in Benghazi, which led to the deaths of the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three others, including elite navy SEALs.