House Benghazi committee calls Clinton to testify

Presidential hopeful, former First Lady and  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been called by Congress to testify. The testimony will take place before the House Benghazi committee on May 18 unless she has arranged for a private meeting before that date, according to Foxnews.com.

Clinton’s lawyer, David Kendall, received a letter from Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. on Thursday. It stated that the House Benghazi committee would like Clinton to testify regarding the Benghazi attacks. as well as as to allegations regarding her use of her own server and email for official business matters while she was Secretary of State.

Clinton was the 67th United States Secretary of State, holding that position from January 21, 2009 – February 1, 2013. During that time she assumed responsibility for security problems that led to the Benghazi attacks. American personnel were killed in the attacks. Clinton, though accepting responsibility, defended her actions.

There were 100 question in the letter Kendall received,  asking the State Department directly what knowledge they have regarding who was responsible for the private email server, who put it in place and how it was funded.

Gowdy stated, in the letter,that he wants to have a “constructive conversation” with Clinton to discuss the “unusual email arrangement” and the Benghazi attacks.

However, Gowdy did give Clinton the option of a private meeting, so long as it is transcribed and at a place meeting Clinton’s conditions on privacy. If Clinton does not request such a meeting the letter from Gowdy stated that he will be scheduling her for the week of May 18.