Clinton friend Blumenthal testifies to Benghazi panel

Then White House aide Sidney Blumenthal departs Capitol HillSidney Blumenthal, a longtime ally of Hillary Clinton who was an unofficial adviser when she was U.S. Secretary of State, testified on Tuesday behind closed doors before a congressional panel probing the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Although congressional investigators subpoenaed Blumenthal to require his attendance, he promised to cooperate with the committee. The House of Representatives panel was looking into memos he emailed to Clinton about Libya around the time of the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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