On CNN last week Hillary Clinton made a stunning statement during her first (and thus far only) big media interview of this election season. She told CNN that Congress had never subpoenaed her about the email scandal and that everything she’d done throughout it was completely above-board. However, the very next day Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) released the subpoena proving Mrs. Clinton was lying about what transpired.
Here’s Gowdy’s statement about subpoenaing Clinton:
The House Select Committee on Benghazi today released its March 4, 2015, subpoena to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in response to her inaccurate claim she had not been subpoenaed. The committee subpoenaed Clinton directly after it became aware of her exclusive use of personal email and a server and that the State Department was not the custodian of Clinton’s official record. The State Department failed to reveal this essential information to the Benghazi Committee or any other investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attacks until days before a media outlet was going to publish the information, meaning no investigation prior to the Benghazi Committee’s had access to the Secretary of State’s communications as part of its review.
“The committee has issued several subpoenas, but I have not sought to make them public,” said committee Chairman Trey Gowdy. “I would not make this one public now, but after Secretary Clinton falsely claimed the committee did not subpoena her, I have no choice in order to correct the inaccuracy. 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.”
“The fact remains, despite when this subpoena was issued, Secretary Clinton had a statutory duty to preserve records from her entire time in office, and she had a legal duty to cooperate with and tell the truth to congressional investigators requesting her records going back to September of 2012. Yet despite direct congressional inquiry, she refused to inform the public of her unusual email arrangement. This information only came to light because of a Select Committee request, not a voluntary decision to turn over records almost two years after leaving office, records which always should have been in State’s custody.”
“Moreover, the timing of the Secretary’s decision to delete and attempt to permanently destroy emails is curious at best. The Secretary left office in February of 2013. By her own admission she did not delete or destroy emails until the fall of 2014, well after this Committee had been actively engaged in securing her emails from the Department of State. For 20 months, it was not too burdensome or cumbersome for the Secretary to house records on her personal server but mysteriously in the fall of 2014 she decided to delete and attempt to permanently destroy those same records.”
The subpoena to Clinton can be found at the link.
On CNN Sunday Jon King was also forced to admit the obvious and wonder why Clinton would speak in such a misleading manner when she had to know that she would be called out for it.
There you heard it, Hillary Clinton in her own words there on CNN. “I’ve never had a subpoena.”
That is just simply not true.
Here’s the calendar right here. March 4, 2015. And here’s the subpoena sent to her by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. To H.R. Clinton signed by the chairman.
A little more than three weeks later, her lawyer, David Kendall responds, acknowledging the receipt of the subpoena she claims she never received….
After the interview, Clinton staff rushed to clarify that what she meant was she did not receive a subpoena until after she had erased the private email server.
The real problem here is that Hillary Clinton is a corrupt liar who is constantly seeking an angle to play. This is why she is continually being caught up in shady dealings and underhanded plots. Whether in Benghazi, or with her emails, or her real estate dealings, or with her business partners and friends, Hillary Clinton will always have these same problems because she will always be looking for the easiest path to more power, fame and money. So settle in, folks; if she wins the White House in 2016, we’ll have many more scandals to be embarrassed about.