U.S. Benghazi panel to hear from Clinton friend in private on June 16

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Posted: Jun 05, 2015 3:03 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Friday said it would meet behind closed doors on June 16 to hear from Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton who was an unofficial adviser while she was secretary of state.

Congressional investigators had issued a subpoena seeking testimony from Blumenthal, who had sent private intelligence reports to Clinton before and after the deadly attacks.

(Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Sandra Maler)