Interviews and inquiries continue
Hillary Clinton’s widely publicized public hearing before the House Select Committee on Benghazi did not signify the end of the committee’s investigation.
Earlier this week, the House Select Committee interviewed an unnamed witness from the State Department.
Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner has that story:
Members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi interviewed an unnamed State Department witness Wednesday in a closed-door, transcribed session.
The witness, who worked on Libya policy at the agency, was the third interviewed by the committee since its highly-publicized hearing with Hillary Clinton on Oct. 22.
Lawmakers spoke with two other witnesses last week as the committee quietly continued its investigation into the events surrounding the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi.
One witness was from the Department of Defense, and the other was a member of the “national security community” within the federal government, the committee said. None were identified.
The Benghazi inquiry doesn’t end on The Hill. Members of the committee are traveling to Germany and Italy to pursue their ongoing investigation.
Republican lawmakers on the House committee investigating the fatal Benghazi attacks in 2012 are traveling to Europe as part of their inquiry.
The committee declined to release details about the trip for security reasons, but Democrats say Republicans are embarking on “a lavish and expensive new congressional delegation to Italy and other European destinations.”
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a Republican from Georgia who is going on the trip, also acknowledges in a speech caught on video Nov. 10 that they are going to Italy and Germany.
“Next week we’ll be going to Germany and to Italy to do some more research, on the Benghazi,” he said. “So this thing is not over, and I promise you one thing: We are going to tell you what really happened, and all the consequences that went with it, and to let you know if we are prepared for another situation that can possibly come up in the Middle East, or anywhere else in the world where we have our men and women working for this country.”
Though Clinton has no other scheduled testimony before the Select Committee, the FBI investigation into her handling of classified information is far from over.
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