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Democrats release Benghazi testimony of top Clinton aide

Benghazi Hearings
Posted at 11:26 AM, Oct 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-21 11:26:00-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Democrats on the House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, have released a full transcript of testimony by a top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The release comes a day before Clinton is expected to testify.

The 307-page transcript reveals testimony given behind closed doors last month by Cheryl Mills, who was Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department. Democrats have complained about "selective and out-of-context leaks" that they said mischaracterized testimony by Mills and other witnesses.

Democrats said the transcript includes no evidence to support claims by some Republicans that Clinton or other top officials ordered the military to "stand down" during the 2012 attacks and no evidence that Clinton personally denied requests for additional security.