Hillary Clinton Under Fire For Comments About Congressional Subpoena
Hillary Clinton is facing scrutiny after finally giving an interview to CNN. In the interview, she claimed she was never subpoenaed by Congress – a statement contrary to records produced Wednesday by the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
“You know, you’re starting with so many assumptions,” Clinton said after Brianna Keilar of CNN asked the presidential hopeful how Clinton decided to “delete 33,000 emails” while secretary of state. “I’ve never had a subpoena. Again, let’s take a deep breath here. Everything I did was permitted by law and regulation,” Clinton said.
Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) begs to differ with the former First Lady on the allegation she was never subpoenaed, releasing a copy Wednesday of a subpoena issued to her March 4.
“The committee has issued several subpoenas, but I have not sought to make them public,” Gowdy said a statement issued Wednesday. “I would not make this one public now but after Secretary Clinton falsely claimed the committee never subpoenaed her, I have no choice in order to correct the inaccuracy,” he said.
“The committee immediately subpoenaed Clinton personally after learning the full extent of her unusual email arrangement with herself, and would have done so earlier if the State Department or Clinton had been forthcoming that State did not maintain custody of her records and only Secretary Clinton herself had her records when Congress first requested them.”
It’s time Hillary Clinton acknowledges she answers to the American people whether in the White House, the State Department or on the campaign trail. Click here to see the subpoena.