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Gowdy: House Will Go to Court to Get Clinton Server if Necessary

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Sunday on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)  said if there are no other options the full House of Representatives will go to court to get access to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s  private server that she used to store her emails while serving as secretary of state in the Obama administration.

When asked if he will go to court Gowdy said, “Well, we shouldn’t have to. I hope it doesn’t get to that point. It’s an open legal question and any time you litigate something you’re talking about years and years. I think an imminently reasonable alternative is for her to turn over that server to an independent, neutral third party. She says she deleted personal e-mails. Chris, I have zero interest in looking at her personal e-mails. I don’t care about her yoga practice. I don’t care about bridesmaids dresses. I don’t want to see that. But who gets to decide what’s personal and what’s public? And if it’s a mixed-use e-mail and lots of e-mails we get in life are both personal and some work. I  just can’t trust her lawyers to make the determination that the public is getting everything they’re entitled to.”

“There are lots of ways to motivate people in life, Chris. One is public pressure. If it becomes an issue for her, if the public believes it is reasonable for her to turn over that server which contains public information to a neutral, detached orbitor, retired judge or archivist or inspector general, then she’ll be forced to do so. Otherwise, the House as an institution, may be forced to go to court to try to get access to that. But again, the house has no business looking at purely personal e-mails, but by the same token, she doesn’t get to decide what is purely personal and what is public,” he added.

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