Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” in discussing the developing scandal over reports that while serving as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was exclusively emailing all official State Department business using her private email account, the chairman of the Benghazi select committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R- SC) said that there are “months and months” of gaps in the emails Clinton has turned over.
When host Bob Schieffer asked, “Let me make sure I understand why this is significant. That is by using this private account on private server she cannot only keep those e-mails from the reach of the government, as I understand it, but she could delete the emails without anybody knowing it so she has sent you some e-mails but are there any gaps in the e-mails you have received so far from her?”
Gowdy said, “Yes, sir. there are gaps of months and months and months. If you think to that iconic picture of her on a c17 flying to Libya, sunglasses on, she has her hand held device in her hand, we have no e-mails from that day. In fact we have no e-mails from that trip. It’s strange credibility to believe that if you’re on your way to Libya to discuss Libyan policy that there’s not a single document has been turned over to congress. There are huge gaps.”
Adding, “With respect to the president it’s not up to Secretary Clinton to decide what is a public record and what’s not,”Gowdy called for a “neutral, detached auditor to determine what’s a public record.”
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