On Wednesday’s broadcast of Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said his committee lacks the authority to subpoena former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s server that housed her email correspondence while she was the nations head diplomat.
“For my committee, which has a more limited jurisdiction, we number one lack the authority under House rules to subpoena the server,” Gowdy said. “The House as an entity, it’s an open legal question, but most experts believe that the House could subpoena that server. And I would think if you’re interested in national security breaches, and also the completeness of the public record, that you would want a neutral, detached arbiter as opposed to her own lawyer. You are a very, very good lawyer. I was a mediocre lawyer, but I did it for a long time. The lawyer’s obligation is to the client. I want someone with an obligation to my fellow citizens to say the public record is complete. I can’t just take her lawyer’s word for it.”
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