Secretary of State John Kerry offered Friday to testify on Benghazi before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee — but cautioned that doing so would “remove any need” to appear before the new House Select Committee formed to investigate the tragedy.
Kerry’s message came in a letter from Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif. A copy of the letter can be read below.
“In the interest of accommodation and to resolve once and for all any outstanding, relevant questions, the Secretary is prepared to appear before the Committee on June 12 or June 20,” Frifield wrote.
“In doing so, we believe this would remove any need for the Secretary to appear before the Select Committee to answer additional questions,” she said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News.
House Republicans are unlikely to agree to Kerry’s either/or condition.
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