DEVELOPING: Washington, DC
Trey Gowdy, Select Committee Chairman of the House Benghazi Committee said in a statement today that the US State Department has now confirmed that Hillary Clinton failed to turn over ALL documents related to Benghazi/Libya.
“Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy today released the following statement after the State Department Thursday evening informed the committee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not turn over all of her records related to Benghazi and Libya.
“The State Department has informed the Select Committee that Secretary Clinton has failed to turn over all her Benghazi and Libya related records. This confirms doubts about the completeness of Clinton’s self-selected public record and raises serious questions about her decision to erase her personal server—especially before it could be analyzed by an independent, neutral third party arbiter.
“This has implications far beyond Libya, Benghazi and our committee’s work. This conclusively shows her email arrangement with herself, which was then vetted by her own lawyers, has resulted in an incomplete public record.
“These new messages in many instances were Clinton’s responses, which clearly show she was soliciting and regularly corresponding with Sidney Blumenthal—who was passing unvetted intelligence information about Libya from a source with a financial interest in the country. It just so happens these emails directly contradict her public statement that the messages from Blumenthal were unsolicited.
“The revelation these messages were not originally produced to the State Department by Clinton is significant and troubling.
“The State Department also turned over a new set of Clinton emails that were responsive to previous committee requests regarding Libya and Benghazi, but for some reason were not previously given to the committee under subpoena.
“Both of these revelations raise questions that the committee will now be considering carefully in the days ahead.”
These new allegations raise new concerns regarding Clinton’s record at the State Department where she served as Secretary of State under the Obama Administration. Clinton, currently the Democratic Presidential front-runner, has been losing ground in key early primary states, with Socialist Bernie Sanders (D-VT) gaining ground as her character and integrity continues to be called into question.