Benghazi Panel Grills Huma Abedin For Six Hours – Huffington Post

Though not in attendance, Gowdy said in a statement that the panel “greatly appreciates her willingness to take the time to voluntarily appear before the committee.”

Abedin’s appearance came less than a week before Clinton is to appear before the panel.

Organized originally to probe the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the committee has been under attack by Democrats, who say it is a partisan investigation unleashed by the Republican-majority House.

The committee has come under especially harsh criticism since Representative Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 House Republican, suggested in a recent television interview that the probe had helped to drive down Clinton’s presidential poll ratings.

Cummings said Friday that the panel’s calling in Abedin was more evidence that McCarthy had been telling the truth about the committee’s real aims.

(Additional reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh, Tom Brown and David Gregorio)


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