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Gowdy: ‘Our Committee Doesn’t Have the Power’ to Seize Hillary Server

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On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, urged former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to hand over her email servers that may have contained email correspondence regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 incident at a U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

However, he admitted that his committee, despite its subpoena power, doesn’t have the power to compel Clinton to do as such.

“Well our committee doesn’t have the power — under our rules, we don’t have the power to seize a personal property like that. The House as a whole … that’s frankly an open constitutional question as to whether the House as a whole has that legal authority, but frankly, we shouldn’t have to compel it,” Gowdy said.

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