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Timeline: Hillary Clinton’s History in the Hot Seat

Hillary Rodham Clinton is obviously an experienced Washington player — but as CQ Roll Call columnist David Hawkings


earlier this week, she’s also an incredibly experienced witness before Congress.

Clinton’s been on the lonely side of the dias 31 times by Hawkings’ count, dating back to her first year as first lady. In 1993, she testified five times in three days about the Clinton administration’s doomed health care overhaul.

Heading into the former secretary of state’s much-hyped appearance in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday, use this timeline to look through her history in the hot seat.

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