Benghazi Panel Grants Hillary Clinton Extra 2 Weeks



The House Committee on Benghazi has given Hillary Clinton an additional two weeks to respond to a subpoena asking for her private emails on Libya and the 2012 terrorist attacks.

Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) subpoenaed the former secretary of state after it was reported that she used a personal email that stored her communications on an off-site server at her home.

The subpoena was sent last Wednesday with a deadline of Friday, but Clinton’s lawyers immediately requested a two-week extension, sources familiar with the committee said.
She now has until March 27 to respond.

“Chairman Gowdy granted a reasonable extension because for him this is not about politics, it is about getting all relevant documents for the Committee,” committee spokesperson Jamal Ware.

“He still believes the best option for Secretary Clinton is to turn over her server to a neutral arbiter to independently determine what should be in the public domain. The Committee has no interest in her personal emails.”

House Republicans are zeroing in on Clinton’s private email use since the New York Times first reported that she never used a state address during her tenure.

The subpoena request Gowdy’s panel sent to the State Department also included a request for communications for 10 staffers.

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