Clinton aide testifies as Democrats slam Benghazi panel

Huma Abedin, longtime aide to former US Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, returns after a break to speak to the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on October 16, 2015Hillary Clinton’s long-time confidante testified Friday before US lawmakers investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya, as Democrats slammed the Republican-led actions as efforts to “derail” the ex-secretary of state’s White House bid. Huma Abedin, trusted advisor to Clinton during her State Department years and now a vice chairwoman of her presidential campaign, spent seven hours in a closed-door session of the House Committee on Benghazi. Members said their questions were related to the attacks of September 11, 2012 that killed four Americans, including ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

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