House Select Committee on Benghazi received more than 3,600 pages of documents from the US State Department, including Susan Rice, Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan emails, Democratic spokesman says - @NBCNews
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., on House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy's, R-SC, decision to hold vote on releasing Sidney Blumenthal's deposition: 'The American people deserve to see what this transcript shows - how Republicans have been spending millions of tax dollars investigating Secretary Clinton and her personal relationships rather than the attacks on Benghazi' - statement
House Benghazi Committee releases 60 emails from Sidney Blumenthal to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but chair rejects Democrats' request for transcript of former adviser's closed-door testimony - @thehill
Photo: Sidney Blumenthal arrives to testify before a closed-door session of the House panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks; Blumenthal has served as an adviser to Hillary Clinton and is expected to answer questions about frequent emails he sent to her about Libya while she was secretary of state - @jonallendc
Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, on State Department release of ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails: 'The Committee is working to collect and evaluate all of the relevant and material information necessary to evaluate the full range of issues in context. We will not reach any investigative conclusions until our work is complete, but these emails continue to reinforce the fact that unresolved questions and issues remain as it relates to Benghazi'
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., on release of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails: 'I am pleased that the State Department released the complete set of Secretary Clinton's emails about Benghazi ... Instead of the selective leaking that has happened so far, the American people can now read all of these emails and see for themselves that they contain no evidence to back up claims that Secretary Clinton ordered a stand-down, approved an illicit weapons program, or any other wild allegation Republicans have made for years'
Editor's note: The 296 emails the U.S. State Department will release from former Secretary Hillary Clinton's account were previously provided to the Benghazi investigation committee in February, deputy spokesperson Marie Harf says. They will be available around 12:30 p.m. ET on the department's FOIA website. - Stephanie
A mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery attack on the U.S. Consulate, killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans on Sept. 11, 2012. President Barack Obama strongly condemned the violence and vowed to bring the killers to justice and tightened security at diplomatic posts around the world.
On. Jan. 23, 2013, in her last formal testimony on Capitol Hill as America's top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took full responsibility for the department's missteps leading up to an assault.
Clinton said the department is implementing the 29 recommendations of an independent review board that harshly criticized the department as well as going above and beyond the proposals, with a special focus on high-threat posts.- AP