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Huma Abedin

Clinton tapped D.C. lawyer to help respond to Benghazi questions

WASHINGTON _ Hillary Clinton tapped a former State Department employee to help respond to various inquires from Capitol Hill after the 2012 fatal attacks in Benghazi, Libya, at the same he was being paid by his law firm.tmpplchld Richard Verma was designated a "special government employee," allowing him to work at the department as well as at Steptoe & Johnson law firm, according to an e-mail he wrote that was obtained by Citizens United, a conservative group that has filed lawsuits to access records from the State Department.tmpplchld The arrangement has prompted additional questions about the way the federal program at the State Department was used while Clinton served as...