Hillary Clinton Reveals 2016 Timetable, Won't Say Whether She'll Testify On Benghazi

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Will Clinton Testify On Benghazi?

In the interview, Sawyer also asked about the new congressional committee that will examine the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton did not say definitively whether or not she will testify before the new committee if called to do so.

"That's going to be up to the people running the hearing," she said. "We'll see what they decide to do, how they conduct themselves, whether or not this is, you know, one more travesty about the loss of four Americans, or whether this is, in the best tradition of the Congress, an effort to figure out how – what we can do better."

In the new ABC News-Washington Post poll, 59 percent of Americans approve of Clinton's job performance as Secretary of State, but that declines to 37 percent on her handling of the attack in Benghazi, where a U.S. diplomat and three other Americans were killed.

Since the Benghazi attack, Congressional Republicans have asserted the Obama administration – and, specifically, the State Department under Clinton's leadership – mishandled the crisis as it unfolded and misled the American public afterward. Administration officials, including Clinton, have denied those Republican-led charges, accusing the GOP of politicizing the attack.

Last month, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced the formation of a new special committee to investigate the attack. House Democrats reluctantly participated, naming their own members to the committee.

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