Oversight inching closer to asking for Hillary Clinton's testimony on Benghazi

Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) told The Hill that there are “a number of steps” that the panel “will take first” before calling the former secretary of State to the hearing room, but he left the door open to compelling her appearance.

“We have a number of steps that we are taking to get full and complete discovery,” Issa said.

He added that the committee members don’t want to “waste the former secretary’s time” by calling her before they do their full duty in uncovering all the relevant information that could shed light on her role before, during and after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who led the call for hearings immediately following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2012, said that calling the former secretary of State to testify was a “definite maybe.”