Benghazi Panel Seeks Clinton Appearance on Email, 2012 Attack

WASHINGTON (Bloomberg News/TNS) -

A Republican-led special House committee asked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to answer questions in May and June on her use of private emails while secretary of state and her response to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Representative Trey Gowdy, the South Carolina Republican who leads the Select Committee on Benghazi, requested in a letter that Clinton appear before the committee to discuss the emails during the week of May 18 and to discuss the Benghazi attacks by June 18.

The investigation, which centers on the attack on the U.S. compound in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, has widened after revelations that Clinton used a personal server and email to conduct official State Department business.

The investigations’ findings aren’t likely to be released until next year, just months before the 2016 presidential election.

House Democrats said Thursday that Gowdy’s committee has operated at a “glacial pace” and that the investigation is on track to take longer than reviews of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Watergate and the Sept. 11 terror attacks.