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Sec. Kerry Agrees to Testify on Benghazi Attack

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Secretary of State John Kerry says he's willing to testify before the House Oversight committee on the Benghazi attack.
The State Department sent a letter to Chairman Darrell Issa of California. The letter says diplomatic responsibilities will prevent Kerry from appearing on May 29. That's the date of the committee subpoena.
But the department offers alternative dates of June 12 or June 20.
The department also says that if Kerry testifies before the House Oversight panel, then there is no need for him to appear before a newly-formed special select committee investigating the 2012 assault on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

On Wednesday, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced House Democrats will participate in the special, Republican-led select committee investigating the attack. She will appoint the full complement of five Democratic members on the 12-member panel. She tapped five Democrats with experience in previous congressional investigations: Reps. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Adam Smith of Washington, Adam Schiff and Linda Sanchez of California, and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.
The Democrats who will join seven Republicans are Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Adam Smith of Washington state, Adam Schiff of California, Linda Sanchez of California and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

Democrats had considered boycotting the investigations, the eighth inquiry since the Sept. 11, 2012 attack. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack.  (AP)
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