Dec 8, 2012 No Comments ›› Dinah Tellya
Excerpted from The Ticket: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify publicly to Congress on the findings of the State Department’s investigation into the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, a top lawmaker said Friday.
Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Clinton had agreed to come before her panel to discuss a probe into the attack by the State Department’s accountability review board (ARB). The congresswoman did not specify a date.
“As we anticipate the release of the ARB report, I look forward to discussing with the Secretary what corrective measures has the Department undertaken to address problems identified in the months following the Benghazi attack, including security of our posts, threat assessments, host government responsibilities, and coordination with other U.S. security agencies,” the lawmaker said in a statement.
Ros-Lehtinen’s office said the ARB report was expected next week and that Clinton “will be testifying soon thereafter” to her committee and to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.