Gowdy: Hillary Wanted to Control Access to the Public Record
Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, today charged Hillary Clinton with trying to control access to the public record.
Clinton yesterday announced that she told her aides to turn over her personal email server to the Department of Justice. Her spokesperson Nick Merrill said in a statement, “She pledged to cooperate with the government's security inquiry, and if there are more questions, we will continue to address them."
Gowdy said that it’s “hard not to laugh” at Merrill’s statement, questioning why they would set up a “unique, unprecedented email arrangement” if cooperation was the intention.
“If she were interested in cooperation, she would not have done any of the things that she has done to date,” he said. “This was not about cooperation, and Bill, frankly, it’s not about convenience. It’s about control. She wanted to control access to the public record, and she almost got away with it – but she didn’t.”
Gowdy also said that he just wants a neutral, third party to go through Clinton’s server.
“I do not want to read her yoga emails. I don’t care about the bridesmaids' dresses. I just care about every email that relates to Libya and Benghazi,” he said.