Democrats Object to Clinton Subpoena, Warn Against Becoming Surrogate for Republican National Committee

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Democrats Object to Clinton Subpoena, Warn Against Becoming Surrogate for Republican National Committee
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Democrats Object to Clinton Subpoena, Warn Against Becoming Surrogate for Republican National Committee


United States House of Representatives

March 6, 2015

Democrats Object to Clinton Subpoena, Warn Against Becoming Surrogate for Republican National Committee

Mar 6, 2015 Press Release

Urge Gowdy to Release Clinton’s Emails and Schedule Her Hearing

WASHINGTON -- Today, all Democratic Members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a letter sent to Chairman Trey Gowdy objecting to the partisan and political decision of the Republican Members of the Committee to issue a subpoena to former Secretary of State Clinton for her emails despite her full cooperation with the Committee and with no consultation, no debate, no vote and no notice to Democratic Members.

In the letter, Democrats write: “We urge you to withdraw the ill-considered subpoena—whose issuance to a cooperating witness served only to highlight the increasingly partisan nature of the Committee’s focus—and to immediately publish the Secretary’s emails in their entirety, as she has requested. Allowing these emails to be made public will help clear up any misperceptions and will also help return the Committee to its original purpose, investigating the tragic events in Benghazi, rather than allowing it to become a surrogate for the Republican National Committee.”

Democrats continued: “Issuing this subpoena unilaterally with no deliberation by Committee Members, leaking information about the subpoena before informing Democratic Members, and providing inaccurate information at a press conference all contribute to a perception that this Committee is now targeting Secretary Clinton for political reasons rather than to clarify any remaining facts relating to the attacks in Benghazi.”

Read the full letter here.

114th Congress

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