Trey Gowdy says if former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton refuses to turn over her server to an independent party, the House Select Committee on Benghazi will have her to testify about it — Gowdy promises two separate inquiries about Mrs. Clinton: one about her E-mails; then, after that’s done, one about Benghazi
Gowdy also says Hillary’s E-mails are public records and not hers to control
Meanwhile, it looks like Hillary is ready to do some kind of personal event related to her E-mail issues within a few days
Appearing Monday evening on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File," Congressman Trey Gowdy said that he plans to give Hillary Clinton an opportunity to turn her personal email server over to a neutral independent arbiter, such as a federal judge, an archivist, or an inspector general; but he also said that, if she doesn't turn over the server, then Mrs. Clinton will have to “... come see the committee twice and not once. And the first the first time will be to discuss her email arrangement....” ( See “Trey Gowdy: Hillary Will Have to Answer If Server Not Turned Over”
by Greg Richter, 3/9/15, Newsmax [http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/trey-gowdy-hillary-clinton-private-email/2015/03/09/id/629182/]).
GOWDY SAYS HILLARY’S E-MAILS ARE PUBLIC RECORDSCongressman Gowdy also said this: "It's not just my committee. It's House Armed Services, it's Foreign Affairs, it's FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] requests.... These are public records, and if they're not personal, if they're public, then she's not entitled to be the sole arbiter of who gets what when."
GOWDY RIPS HILLARY CLINTON’S LAWYER AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OVER STONEWALLING HIS COMMITTEE’S E-MAIL REQUESTS FOR OVER SIX MONTHSIn the same interview with Megyn Kelly, Representative Gowdy said that when he wrote to Hillary Clinton’s lawyer asking for her e-mails, her lawyer referred him back to the State Department. Gowdy then said that when he went to the State Department, they “... missed every single opportunity over the past six months to tell us that, not only did [Secretary of State Hillary Clinton] not have an official e-mail account, [the State Department] didn’t even have her records. You would think that [it] would come up in all the conversations that we had with the State Department which is precisely why they are not the neutral third party arbiter I would recommend the Secretary turn her server over to so you can analyze it for forensics to see whether or not there’s been any hacking or tampering....” (See “Gowdy: Hillary’s Lawyer Referred Us to State Department for Emails” by Ian Hanchett, 3/9/15, Breitbart News [http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/03/09/gowdy-hillarys-lawyer-referred-us-to-state-dept-for-e-mails/]).
HILLARY PREPARING TO PERSONALLY ADDRESS HER E-MAIL PROBLEMS IN THE COMING DAYSMeanwhile there have been reports that, according to people familiar with her plans, Hillary Clinton will speak publicly for the first time this week about her using only a private E-mail account during her tenure as Secretary of State. Clearly the Clinton camp is hoping to defuse an issue that some Democrats say she needed to address days ago (See “Hillary Clinton to Discuss Email Flap Publicly” by Peter Nicholas & Laura Meckler, 3/9/15, The Wall Street Journal [http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-to-discuss-email-flap-publicly-1425944959]; see also “Hillary Clinton to address email controversy – Press conference likely, three sources close to the former secretary of state confirm” by Glenn Thrush & Josh Gerstein, 3/9/15, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/hillary-clinton-address-email-controversy-115903.html
Here’s what the New York Times had to say about Hillary’s planned address about the use of her private E-mails while she was Secretary of State: “Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing in coming days to address her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, according to people close to Mrs. Clinton, even as she continued to avoid questions about the matter on Monday after speaking at a Clinton Foundation event in New York. *** Though Mrs. Clinton has spoken at a handful of events since The New York Times reported that she exclusively used a private email account at the State Department, her lone public utterance has been a Twitter post in which she said she wanted Americans to see her emails. *** One of the options Mrs. Clinton is considering is a news conference, something she has not held in more than two years. A spokesman for Mrs. Clinton did not respond to requests for comment....” (See “Hillary Clinton Prepares to Address Her Use of Private Email as Secretary of State” by Nick Corasaniti, 3/9/15, The New York Times [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/us/politics/hillary-clinton-prepares-to-address-her-use-of-private-email-as-secretary-of-state.html?_r=0]).
According to the report in Politico, cited above in this post, “... [t]he decision to address the issue comes amid mounting criticism of her use of a personal email account, which did not comply with State Department regulations issued in 2005 governing email used for official business. Reports in the New York Times and the Associated Press detailed how Clinton used a private server, housed in her suburban New York residence, to channel her emails, which are supposed to be maintained as part of a federal agency’s historic record....” And Politico said this in its ultimate paragraph: “Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton attended a Clinton Foundation event in New York Monday, but did not respond to reporters’ questions about the emails. A spokesman for Hillary Clinton did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment for this story.”