On Sunday Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was on CBS’ Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer to discuss one of the most important aspects of the Hillary Email-gate scandal – Benghazi.
There are multiple avenues of concern that arise along with the knowledge that Hillary Clinton’s State Department used a private (and not public) email system. First, it’s against regulation. Clinton simply decided that she was above the law and did not have to pay attention to the regulations regarding email correspondence.
Secondly, the email system set up by Clinton for her tenure at the State Department was full of security holes! It was much less safe to use than the normal State Department email, and it also means that we have no way to hold her (or anyone else using that email system) accountable.
Thirdly, the email scandal may well be connected to the other Clinton scandal that broke just before the email one did. The Clinton foundation has received millions of dollars in charitable donations from nations that most of us would consider our “enemies.” The best way for us to figure out whether or not that money is dirty… is to dissect Clinton’s email trail.
Fourthly, and perhaps most importantly, is that we really have no idea what was going on in Benghazi because Clinton broke the rules and used a private email account. As Gowdy explains to Bob Schieffer, “There are gaps of months and months and months,” in Clinton’s emails. Most glaringly, Gowdy says about Clinton’s trip to Lilbya just days before the killing of Muammar Gaddafi, “We have no emails from that day. In fact we have no emails from that trip. 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’s been turned over to Congress.”
We need to see all of Hillary’s emails. Sadly, because she used a private email service, those emails could actually be gone forever.
Here’s the full interview between CBS’ Bob Schieffer and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC).
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