A highly-anticipated appearance this month by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the House committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi may be postponed if the panel does not gain access to State Department emails, the panel chairman indicated on Friday.
Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Committee on Benghazi, signaled in an interim report that the panel is not yet ready to question Clinton because it has not been given access to documents from her tenure as secretary. The South Carolina Republican previously asked Clinton to testify the week of May 18.
But a hearing that week appears unlikely based on the language in the report. “The Committee will call Secretary Clinton to testify once it is satisfied that all the relevant information has been provided by both the State Department and her,” it stated.