Statement from the Communications Director on Clinton's Emails

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Statement from the Communications Director on Clinton's Emails

Statement from the Communications Director on Clinton's Emails


United States House of Representatives

March 5, 2015

Statement from the Communications Director on Clinton’s Emails

March 5, 2015 Press Release

Select Committee on Benghazi Communications Director Jamal D. Ware issued the following statement regarding Secretary Clinton’s tweet on releasing her emails:

“As Chairman Gowdy noted, former Secretary Clinton has left herself in the unique position of being the only one to determine what records the American people are entitled to. This has significant negative implications for transparency and government oversight, as well as for media and others who have a legitimate interest in understanding the Secretary's time in office.

“The former Secretary's tweet does not answer questions about why this was not done when she left office, the integrity of the emails while she controlled them, the scheme to conceal them, or the failure to provide them in logical course.

“The Chairman has said the former secretary is welcome to and should release all of her emails, but legitimate investigations do not consider partial records. And that is the point of the subpoena issued yesterday by the Benghazi Committee.”

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