The PJ Tatler

About That Subpoena Hillary Clinton Says She Never Had...

During her interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar,  Tuesday, Hillary Clinton made some sketchy claims that are falling apart under scrutiny.

The fact that six out of 10 voters don’t consider her to be “honest and trustworthy,” she blamed on right-wingers and scandal-mongering book authors.

“People should and do trust me,” she insisted despite the bad polling.

Her answer to a question about her private email server while she was Secretary of State was more problematic.

Hillary Clinton told Keilar that she has “never had a subpoena.”

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi immediately put out a statement disputing that claim, saying that “she was personally subpoenaed” the moment Benghazi Committe learned of personal email/server.  Hillary Clinton was subpoenaed on March 4, 2015.

Keilar had asked the candidate about her claim that other Secretary of States had done exactly the same thing she did.
“But you said they — that they did the same thing — that they used a personal server and — and while facing a subpoena, deleted emails from them?”
Clinton replied defensively, “you know, you’re starting with so many assumptions that are — I’ve never had a subpoena.”
“There is nothing…” she continued, taking deep breath. “Again – lets take a deep breath here…”
Gowdy’s full statement:

“Secretary Clinton had a statutory duty to preserve records from her time in office, she had a legal duty to cooperate and tell the truth with congressional investigators requesting her records, and she was personally subpoenaed the moment the Benghazi Committee became aware of her exclusive use of personal email and a server, and that the State department was not the custodian of her official record.

“For more than two years, Clinton never availed herself of the opportunity, even in response to a direct congressional inquiry, to inform the public of her unusual email arrangement designed to evade public transparency. The State Department, which should have informed congressional investigators years ago, failed to do so either.

“The fact of the matter is it took the Benghazi Committee to uncover Secretary Clinton’s use of personal email and a server to conduct official State Department business. And it was Benghazi Committee inquiries that led the State Department to confirm Clinton failed to turn over all emails that should be part of her public record; that Clinton’s personal emails and server in fact do contain classified information; that her emails from Sidney Blumenthal were solicited; and that she used more than one device for electronic communication, undercutting her ‘convenience’ claim. With regards to Secretary Clinton’s claims today, the committee does not know why or when she chose to wipe clean her personal server, but we do know her way of doing things provided an incomplete public record.”