Hillary Clinton Fights Back Against House Inquiry into Benghazi Attacks

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The email controversy regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email addresses and a personal email server during her tenure as secretary of state is proof enough she has not revealed all the pertinent information regarding the Benghazi attack in 2012. Thus far, attempts by GOP investigators have been met with recalcitrance on the part of the Democrat party’s 2016 presumptive nominee. Her refusal to cooperate does not appear to be ending any time soon.John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign manager, told reporters the GOP inquiry is meant to tarnish her image politically. He cited as proof the fact that the House Subcommittee on Benghazi will conduct their investigation into early 2016, which is the start of the presidential primary season.

However, Congressman Trey Gowdy, the subcommittee’s chairman, insists that it is his objective to wrap up the investigation by the end of the year. That said, it will require Clinton’s cooperation which is unlikely. In an effort to remove the appearance of a political motivation in the House investigation, Mrs. Clinton has been offered the chance to testify in private before the subcommittee. She has refused. Sam Tabar, a hedge fund manager and adviser thinks that there are more important issues to talk about. He outlines those issues on Thumbtack. Other House Democrats also back her position out of fear the GOP could release sensitive statements by Mrs. Clinton to the press which could be politically damaging if taken out of context. Instead, Democrats are requesting a public testimony. Mrs. Clinton has faced a difficult year of press coverage following revelations about her lack of transparency and questionable fund raising practices with her charitable foundation.

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