According to Rep. Trey Gowdy, the SC Republican who is leading the House investigation on Benghazi, there are “huge gaps” in the emails the State Department have provided to his select committee.
After playing a clip of Obama talking up his “most transparent administration ever,” on CBS’s Face the Nation, Sunday morning, Bob Schieffer asked Gowdy the $64,000 question:
“By using this private account on a private server, she could not only keep those emails out of the reach of the government…but she could delete the emails without anybody knowing it,” Schieffer noted. “So she could have sent you some emails – but are there any gaps in the emails you’ve received thus far from her?”
“Uh yes sir,” Gowdy replied, brightening. “There are gaps of months and months and months – and if you think of that iconic picture of her on a c-17 flying to Libya, she has sunglasses on, and she has a handheld devise in her hand – we have no emails from that day. In fact, we have no emails from that trip. So it strains credibility to believe that if you’re on your way to Libya to discuss Libyan policy, and there’s not a single document that has been passed over to congress. So – there are huge gaps, and in respect to the president, it’s not up to Secretary Clinton to decide what’s a public record and what’s not. We need someone (and frankly I’ve lost confidence in the State Department to make that determination.) They’re the ones who allowed this arrangement – they’re the ones who did nothing about this arrangement until they got a request from our committee.”
Obama, of course, only found out about Hillary’s unorthodox email practices when he read about it in the newspaper. But he has full confidence that she has provided all of her emails to the committee. Because in case you haven’t heard – his is the most transparent administration in American history.