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Hillary Clinton will testify to Benghazi committee

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify before the House committee investigating her potential connection to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. The testimony, set to take place Oct. 22, will be public, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said Saturday.

Clinton had previously agreed to testify to the committee, which her supporters say is grasping at straws to tie her to the attack, but until now Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) had insisted on keeping it private, The Washington Post reports.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was one of four killed in the attack, in which militants assaulted two U.S. compounds in Benghazi in September 2012. Many Republicans claim Clinton and the State Department could have done more to prevent the deaths.

Update: Republican sources disputed Merrill's claim, telling Politico no date has been finalized because Clinton and the committee still have not agreed upon all the conditions of the testimony.