Trey Gowdy proves Hillary's big fat subpoena lie
In her increasingly notorious CNN interview with Brianna Keilar, Hillary Clinton told a whopper, justifying her deletion of the e-mails because she “never had a subpoena” (transcript here). She should have known better than to try such an outright lie when she had Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy to hold her to account. A veteran prosecutor, Chairman Gowdy is not a man to allow a lie to be accepted. As Ben Geman of the National Journal reported:
That drew a rebuke from Trey Gowdy, the GOP chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, who said the need to "correct the inaccuracy" led him to break with his practice of not releasing subpoenas the panel has issued.
"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," Gowdy said in a statement.
The subpoena sought Clinton's messages from 2011 and 2012 related to Libya and the 2012 attack on a diplomatic compound and CIA facility in Benghazi that killed four Americans.
Chairman Gowdy even released a copy of the subpoena:
Hillary’s e-mail hole just got deeper. Is she planning to answer no more questions until the election? If not, she can expect questions about why she misrepresented the truth. In speaking to the media, Chairman Gowdy kindly spoke of a faulty recollection as the source of the lie. But Hillary, whose list of lies is already long, has just made her excuses for her e-mail scandal even less plausible. Even biased media do not like being lied to.