Abedin is vice chairwoman of Clinton’s campaign and was a top State Department aide when Clinton served as secretary of state, but of course she knows nothing…..
Clinton confidante Huma Abedin testified on Capitol Hill Friday before the congressional Benghazi committee, just days before the former secretary of state faces off with the panel she has called a political attack arm.
The closed-door meeting came as committee Chairman Trey Gowdy combats accusations from both sides of the aisle that the panel is political in nature and bent on targeting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. To that end, the committee took the rare step this week of announcing Abedin’s testimony Friday morning, stressing that she would only be questioned on issues relating to the committee’s core mission:
“The events leading up to, during and after the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012 and executive branch activities and efforts to comply with congressional inquiries into them.”
The committee said this would not include questioning her on other matters, including a controversy over her special employment status that allowed her to work for the Clinton Foundation and a consulting firm while at the State Department.
At the conclusion of her testimony late Friday afternoon, Abedin told reporters, “I answered all their questions to the best of my ability and with that, I’ll be making no further comments.”
Gowdy later issued a statement saying Abedin had answered all the questions posed to her and “the information she provided will assist the committee in writing its final report.”