When a politician gets caught in a lie, its gotta hurt. Yesterday in her first big interview since she announced she was running, Hillary Clinton told a big lie. She told CNN’s Brianna Keilar that she was never subpenaed for her Emails:
Keilar: 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: You know, you’re starting with so many assumptions that are — I’ve never had a subpoena.
Sadly for Ms. Clinton someone at the House Select Committee on Benghazi was watching and today they released the March 4, 2015 subpoena to Ms. Clinton asking:
(note the full subpoena is embedded below)
The committee issued the subpoenaed the emails immediately after it became aware of her use of personal email and a server, and that the State Department did not control Clinton’s official record. The State Department failed to reveal this essential information to the Benghazi Committee or any other investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attacks until days before a media outlet was going to publish the information, meaning that no investigation prior to the Benghazi Committee’s had access to the Secretary of State’s communications as part of their review.
“The committee has issued several subpoenas, but I have not sought to make them public,” said committee Chairman Trey Gowdy. “I would not make this one public now, but after Secretary Clinton falsely claimed the committee did not subpoena her, I have no choice in order to correct the inaccuracy. The committee immediately subpoenaed Clinton personally after learning the full extent of her unusual email arrangement with herself, and would have done so earlier if the State Department or Clinton had been forthcoming that State did not maintain custody of her records and only Secretary Clinton herself had her records when Congress first requested them.
The fact remains, despite when this subpoena was issued, Secretary Clinton had a statutory duty to preserve records from her entire time in office, and she had a legal duty to cooperate with and tell the truth to congressional investigators requesting her records going back to September of 2012. Yet despite direct congressional inquiry, she refused to inform the public of her unusual email arrangement. This information only came to light because of a Select Committee request, not a voluntary decision to turn over records almost two years after leaving office, records which always should have been in State’s custody.”
“Moreover, the timing of the Secretary’s decision to delete and attempt to permanently destroy emails is curious at best. The Secretary left office in February of 2013. By her own admission she did not delete or destroy emails until the fall of 2014, well after this Committee had been actively engaged in securing her emails from the Department of State. For 20 months, it was not too burdensome or cumbersome for the Secretary to house records on her personal server but mysteriously in the fall of 2014 she decided to delete and attempt to permanently destroy those same records.”
Next move is up to Ms. Clinton and reporter Brianna Keilar who should be steaming. Perhaps she will say “it depends what never is.” Read the subpena below.
UPDATE: There wasn’t one subpoena, there were THREE, two of them issued by a different committee way before Clinton erased the evidence….read story here.