With the help of the New York Times we have a quick recap of this morning’s Hillary Clinton testimony in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The first three hours of the former Secretary of State Clinton’s testimony was not really interesting until the end. So, here are a few of the highlights again courtesy of the New York Times.
A tense exchange between Representatives Trey Gowdy and Elijah E. Cummings the committee’s chairman and ranking Democrat, respectively capped the questioning of Hillary Rodham Clinton about why her confidant and former adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, seemed to have more access to her than did Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
Mr. Cummings again asked Mr. Gowdy why he would not release the transcript of the committee’s deposition of Mr. Blumenthal. Mr. Gowdy responded by saying the committee would take up that issue at a future meeting.
Mrs. Clinton alternated between looking at her notes and nodding with a slight grin as Mr. Gowdy and Mr. Cummings argued loudly about the transcript and Mr. Gowdy’s interest in questioning Mrs. Clinton about her relationship with Mr. Blumenthal.
“If you think we’ve heard about Sidney Blumenthal, wait for the next round,” Mr. Gowdy said as the first break in the day’s testimony commenced.