Defiant Benghazi committee Democrats to release witness transcripts

The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames during a protestBy Susan Cornwell and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Democratic minority on a U.S. congressional committee investigating the attack in Benghazi, Libya, intend to defy the committee’s Republican leaders by releasing the transcript of a closed-door interview with a former senior aide to Hillary Clinton, they said on Monday. The announcement comes six days after Kevin McCarthy, the leader of U.S. House Republicans, went on television to boast that the federally funded investigation had successfully dented Clinton’s poll numbers as she runs for the Democratic presidential nomination. This has not stopped Democrats, including Clinton herself, from seizing on his comments as confirmation of what they have believed all along.

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