Congressional Committee Investigating Benghazi Officially Requests Hillary Clinton Hand Over her Email Server
WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE, RIGHT HILLARY?
The House committee investigating Benghazi headed by Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has officially requested on Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn her email server over to an independent third party to determine whether she and the Obama administration complied with open-records laws. At the heart of the issue is whether Hillary Clinton has previous complied with committee requests in turning over any and all documents when it comes to Benghazi, where four Americans, including US Ambassador Stevens. Seeing that Hillary Clinton had all of her emails on her own private server and has stated that she would not hand them over to a third party for review, it would appear that this request will fall on deaf ears.
Emails. what emails?
The committee investigating Benghazi formally requested Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton turn her email server over to an independent third party so it can be scrutinized to determine whether she and the Obama administration complied with open-records laws.
Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy sent a letter to the former secretary of state’s personal lawyer making the request, which he said only comes after “exhaustive efforts” to get a look at her communications during the time of the 2012 terrorist attack on the diplomatic post in Libya’s second-largest city.
“Though Secretary Clinton alone is responsible for causing this issue, she alone does not get to determine its outcome,” the South Carolina Republican said.
House Republicans have sought access to the server since the news earlier this month that Clinton used a private email for official purposes during her time at State and her documents were not stored within the State Department, but instead on a private server off-site.
Clinton regained control over those emails but turned over thousands of pages of documents to the State Department for release — except personal emails that Clinton said during a press conference focus on more mundane matters like yoga, her daughter’s wedding and family vacations.
But the exclusion of thousands of emails from the State Department’s review prompted questions from Republicans that Clinton may have withheld official correspondence from her time at State. Gowdy was one of the first Republicans to call for Clinton to make the server available for review — a request Speaker John Boehner joined earlier this week.
“The committee must have objective assurances it, and by extension the House of Representatives as a whole, has received all relevant information requested and necessary for a thorough investigation into what happened before, during and after the attacks in Benghazi, Libya,” Gowdy wrote in the letter.
This scandal is going to dog Hillary all the way to 2016.