Clinton used the server and private email for official business that included some exchanges about the September 11, 2012, attacks on a U.S. outpost in Benghazi.
The issue dates from her time as secretary of state and has been used by opponents to question her honesty and suitability for the role of commander-in-chief.
“This is all about my desire to have transparency and make the information public”, Clinton said.
As of Friday, Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, was still negotiating terms for his client’s appearance, Ware said.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks, … The information was classified at the time it was sent, according to McCullough.
It was the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, and the GOP-led House select committee investigating the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton previously testified before two congressional hearings in January 2013. She took responsibility for the department’s missteps and said it was attempting to strengthen security at diplomatic posts worldwide.
A breakthrough on Clinton testifying could also buy time for the Obama administration to decide how to respond to the alerts that Clinton may have compromised classified information, Marston said. Although he said he was trying to keep the session from becoming a circus, Clinton’s team objected on grounds that a closed session could allow Republicans to selectively leak unflattering details.
Since the use of the private email account was revealed in March, Clinton has staunchly denied she ever sent or received any classified emails.
That correspondence is politically sensitive for Clinton too because she has admitted using a private server and email address during her time as the top American diplomat from 2009 to early 2013.
Clinton ducked a question about whether the Justice Department should investigate the possible transmission of classified materials through unsecured channels.
“Friday began with the printing of a story that was false”, Merrill said in a statement.
The request for the Justice Department investigation came after a June 29 memo from the State Department’s inspector general stating a review of 55,000 pages of Clinton e-mails found “hundreds of potentially classified emails within the collection”.
The Benghazi panel believes that Clinton’s e-mail arrangement falls within the scope of its jurisdiction, Ware said.