Saturday, December 8, 2012

Libya attack report imminent, John Kerry says

 Verne Strickland Blogmaster / December 7, 2012


Libya Attack 
By DONNA CASSATA 12/07/12 03:58 PM ET EST AP
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) (R), and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (L) participate in a news conference with people who have disabilities on Capitol Hill, December 3, 2012 in Washington, DC. Sen. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) urged fellow Senators to approve the 'Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities bill, an international agreement for protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about an independent report on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.
In a letter Friday to the panel's members, Kerry indicated that the report from the accountability review board headed by retired diplomat Thomas Pickering is imminent. The Massachusetts Democrat and committee chairman says he's asked that Pickering and retired Adm. Mike Mullen appear before the committee before Clinton. Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is a member of the review board.
The attack on the consulate in Benghazi killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Clinton has also agreed to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.