Hillary Clinton has been accused of lying about receiving a subpoena from the House select committee on Benghazi by the committee’s chair, in a heated back-and-forth that has renewed tensions over the presidential frontrunner’s use of private email.
In a statement on Wednesday, Republican congressman Trey Gowdy accused the former secretary of state of making an “inaccurate claim” during an interview on Tuesday. Responding to a question about the controversy surrounding her email server while at the US state department, Clinton had told CNN: “I’ve never had a subpoena.”
But Gowdy said: “The committee has issued several subpoenas, but I have not sought to make them public. I would not make this one public now, but after Secretary Clinton falsely claimed the committee did not subpoena her, I have no choice in order to correct the inaccuracy.”
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told the Guardian that Gowdy’s accusation itself was inaccurate, insisting that the congressman had not issued a subpoena until March.
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