Benghazi panel Dems ask Kerry to prioritize Clinton emails

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Posted: Mar 10, 2015 10:19 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The five Democrats on the House panel investigating the fatal 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, are asking the State Department to make public some of ex-Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails recently provided to the committee.

The Democrats wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday and urged him to make a priority of the 850 pages of documents that the department gave to the panel.

The Democrats wrote that the department should make those pages available to the public first while it reviews all 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton provided to the department.

The Democratic request reflects the increasing calls on Clinton to be more forthright about her emails following word last week that she used personal emails rather than government operated electronic messaging.