The House committee investigating the fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya in 2012 announced Friday it will interview Sidney Blumenthal, a friend and sometime adviser to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The June 16 session will be held behind closed doors.
The committee grew interested in Blumenthal after it received thousands of pages of documents from the State Department that showed he and she traded emails on the security in Libya before and after the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks.
Blumenthal, an adviser to former President Bill Clinton, was employed by the Clinton Foundation when he wrote the emails.
“He sent me unsolicited emails which I passed on in some instances and I say that that’s just part of the give and take,” Clinton told reporters recently at a campaign event in Cedar Falls, Iowa. “I have many, many old friends and I always think that it’s important when you get into politics to have friends you had before you were in politics and to understand what’s on their minds,” Clinton said Tuesday. “And he’s been a friend of mine for a long time.”