Congressional committee to subpoena Hillary Clinton’s personal emails on Benghazi
An investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives will subpoena former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal emails regarding the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, later on Wednesday, the Washington Post reported.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi, which first discovered that Clinton used her personal email account to conduct official business during her tenure as secretary, sent the subpoenas to the State Department, according to the Post, which cited people familiar with the probe.
“The Select Committee on Benghazi is in possession of records with two separate and distinct email addresses used by former Secretary Clinton and dated during the time she was secretary of state,” said the committee’s communications director, Jamal Ware, in a statement.
The New York Times reported late Monday that Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account from 2009 through 2013 and a lack of email preservation may have run afoul of the Federal Records Act.
Republicans have accused Clinton, expected to seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, of not doing enough to ensure the safety of Americans in Benghazi, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed during an assault on the consulate.
(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Emily Stephenson; Editing by Eric Beech)