Hillary Clinton set to testify Jan. 23 on Benghazi attacks
Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to testify before a congressional committee on Jan. 23 regarding the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce on Monday.
The California lawmaker confirmed that Clinton will be appearing in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to answer questions about the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Clinton was previously scheduled to appear on Dec. 20 but was postponed due to health reasons when she suffered a concussion after a fall.
The 65-year-old Clinton, weakened by severe abdominal virus, was brought to the hospital on Dec. 30 where she received treatment for a blot clot connected to the fall. Clinton was back at work on Jan. 7. and will leave office when President Barack Obama starts his second four-year term.
The Obama administration has been criticized for its failure to protect American personnel and facilities from local militants who forced their way into the U.S. diplomatic office and a nearby CIA compound.
The FBI, still in the process of investigating the attacks, has not disclosed the group responsible for the incident. Intelligence reports show that group may have links to a local organization Ansar al Sharia and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).