Head of House Benghazi probe says Hillary Clinton wiped email server ‘clean’


Hillary Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the leader of the House committee investigating the 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi said Friday.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said the former secretary of state has failed to produce a single new document in recent weeks and has refused to relinquish her server to a third party for an independent review, as Gowdy has requested.

“While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the secretary to return her public record to the Department,” Gowdy said in a statement. “Not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest.”

Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, said Gowdy was looking in the wrong place. Instead of asking Clinton for the emails, Gowdy should look to the State Department, which is “uniquely positioned to make available any documents responsive to your requests,” Kendall said…



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Related:  Court asked to tell State Department to show its work on Clinton emails FOIA

State Department officials should be ordered by a federal court to disclose to it and a nonprofit watchdog what they have done to comply with the law in responding to the organization’s Freedom of Information Act request for documents on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email to conduct official diplomatic business.

“The State Department has yet to demonstrate how it is satisfying its obligations under FOIA in light of recent revelations that Secretary Clinton’s emails were not being properly managed, retained and produced,” Judicial Watch told U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth in a filing made public Thursday…

…Judicial Watch fears some or all of Clinton’s emails regarding Benghazi could be or have already been lost…





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