Democrats on Monday aimed to knock down a number of what they called “wild Republican conspiracy theories about Secretary Clinton and Benghazi,” just days before Hillary Clinton was scheduled to publicly testify before the select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 terror attacks.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi’s Democratic staff released a 124-page report that argued the more than 50 interviews and depositions given to the panel provided no evidence to support some claims put forward by Republicans about Clinton’s response to the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the committee, called for its dissolution for the first time in a statement accompanying the report.
“Republicans have now admitted repeatedly that they are spending millions of taxpayer dollars to damage Secretary Clinton’s campaign for president,” Cummings said in the statement. “This report shows that no witnesses we interviewed substantiated these wild Republican conspiracy theories about Secretary Clinton and Benghazi. It’s time to bring this taxpayer-funded fishing expedition to an end.”
Clinton will testify before the panel Thursday at an open hearing.
Read the report below: