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Eli Lake

Benghazi Panel to Grill Clinton About Friend's Business Ties

Republicans accuse Sid Blumenthal of war profiteering, and they're looking for evidence.
Hillary Clinton answered questions in 2013. She'll be back this week.

Hillary Clinton answered questions in 2013. She'll be back this week.

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When Hillary Clinton testifies this week before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, expect Republicans to focus on her old friend, Sidney Blumenthal.  

The chairman of the Benghazi committee, Trey Gowdy, alleges that in the run-up to President Obama's intervention in Libya in 2011, Blumenthal was encouraging Clinton to support the war that he might personally profit from.