Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican and Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, released the following statement announcing that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify at an open hearing on the Benghazi attack report:
“I have just received confirmation from Secretary Clinton’s office that the Secretary of State will appear before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to discuss, in an open hearing, the findings and recommendations in the report from the accountability review board (ARB) concerning the terrorist attack against our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
“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 release of the ARB report is expected next week and Secretary Clinton will testifying soon thereafter only before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
According to The House Committee on Foreign Affairs, it “has held several hearings and classified briefings with private sector experts, the Government Accountability Office, and officials from the Departments of State and Defense and from the intelligence community as part of its oversight responsibilities.”