A spokesman for the House Select Committee on Benghazi blasted Hillary Clinton's legal team Saturday for demanding "artificial limitations" on the testimony she said she has agreed to give on Oct. 22.
Jamal Ware, the majority's spokesperson, said Clinton's attorney David Kendall was still negotiating the candidate's appearance on Friday night.
"The Committee will not, now or ever, accept artificial limitations on its congressionally-directed jurisdiction or efforts to meet the responsibilities assigned to the Committee by the House of Representatives," Ware said.
He noted that Kendall had in the past agreed to "answer all questions the Committee had about Libya, Benghazi, and [Clinton's] unusual email arrangement with herself."
But Ware said Kendall since indicated Clinton would be unwilling to discuss her controversial private email server, instead insisting she would only respond to questions that fell within the scope of the resolution that created the select committee.
"Once there is an agreement on the date and a better understanding of how, if at all, Secretary Clinton's lawyer's latest writing differs from previous ones, the Committee will announce said hearing date," Ware said, although the top Democrat on the select committee said the appearance is slated for October.
Clinton's email arrangement fell under new scrutiny Friday after a spate of reports suggested she had been referred to the Justice Department for a criminal investigation.
Two inspectors general reported finding hundreds of emails that contained potentially classified information and questioned the former secretary's handling of the sensitive data.
If Clinton does appear before the select committee in October, it will be the first time she testifies before that committee.