Clinton at Benghazi hearing 'to honour those we lost'

2015-10-22 17:23
(Evan Vucci, AP)

(Evan Vucci, AP)

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Washington - Former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton tells a congressional committee on Benghazi she is testifying to honour the four Americans who died in the September 11 2012, attack.

"I'm here - despite all the previous investigations and all the talk about partisan agenda - I'm here to honour those we lost and do what I can to aid those who serve us still," Clinton told the select committee on Benghazi.

The Republican chair of the committee, Representative Trey Gowdy, opened the hearing saying the questioning of Clinton was necessary to get to the truth of the attack.

Gowdy said previous investigations had not gone far enough and "questions linger," especially after the difficulty of gaining access to Clinton's emails while she was the top US diplomat.

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