What Hillary’s emails have to do with Benghazi

Rep. Trey Gowdy, who’s been leading the Congressional investigation into the Benghazi attack, said over the weekend [1] that he’s not afraid to call Hillary Clinton back for questioning. As Secretary of State, we now know, Clinton conducted her business on a private email server, using it to send and store government correspondence. That correspondence could provide pivotal clues into what happened the night of the terrorist attack and the following days, whether Clinton wants it to or not.

“I think an eminently reasonable alternative is for her to turn over that server to an independent, neutral party,” Gowdy to the Washington Examiner. “Who gets to decide what is personal and what is public? I just can’t trust her lawyers to make the determination the public is getting everything it’s entitled to,” he added.

We couldn’t agree more. It’s not up to Hillary Clinton to decide what the public should and shouldn’t see. That’s why we have transparency laws.

As to what the private email server has to do with Benghazi, Gowdy’s committee was tasked with finding the absolute truth. Yet for the entirety of his investigation, administration officials have tried to force feed Congress a stilted narrative with gaping holes, while simultaneously mocking the quest for real answers.

So yeah. We think Clinton’s emails might be relevant. At least it’ll be hard to spin them from the White House podium.