Congressman Trey Gowdy, chairman of the special House committee investigating the terror attack on Americans in Benghazi, says they’ve received more than 800 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email account, but not all of them.
“There are gaps of months and months and months,” Gowdy said.
He points to a trip Clinton took in October 2011: “And if you think to that iconic picture of her on a C-17 flying to Libya, she has sunglasses on and she has her handheld device in her hand — we have no e-mails from that day. In fact, we have no e-mails from that trip.”
“So, it strains credibility to believe that if you’re on your way to Libya to discuss Libyan policy that there’s not a single document that has been turned over to Congress,” he adds.
Gowdy also said it’s not up to Clinton to decide what emails should be part of the public record.
“With respect to the president it’s not up to Secretary Clinton to decide what is a public record and what’s not,” Gowdy finished.
President Obama then added his two-cents to the debacle by attempting to side-step any knowledge of Clinton’s use of the private email system to conduct business.
“When did you first hear that Hillary Clinton used an email system outside the U.S. government for official business while she was secretary of state?” CBS’s Bill Plante asked.
Obama answered, “At the same time everybody else learned it through news reports.”
Press Secretary Josh Earnest was left to clean-up Obama mess, admitting the President was aware of Clinton’s private email address usage.
“The point that the President was making is not that he didn’t know Secretary Clinton’s email address. He did. But he was not aware of the details of how that email address and that server had been set up, or how Secretary Clinton and her team were planning to comply with the Federal Records Act,” Earnest asserted.
Clinton’s email domain was hosted by a company whose data was hacked in 2010, with information being sent to Ukraine and that the domain was hosted at one point in the British Virgin Islands. Examining the registry information for “clintonemail.com” reveals the domain was first created January 13, 2009 — a week before Obama was sworn into office, and the same day Clinton’s confirmation hearings began before the Senate.