The House Judiciary Committee will commence hearings in September on whether Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lied about her use of a private email server when testifying before the House Select Benghazi Committee last October.
WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – The House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings in September to determine whether Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lied about her use of a private email server during testimony before the House Select Benghazi Committee last October.
Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Oversight Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah.) co-wrote a legal memorandum Monday to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia suggesting inconsistencies between what the former Secretary of State told the Benghazi Committee and what she told FBI in July.
“During a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing on October 22, 2015, Secretary Clinton testified with respect to whether she sent or received emails that were marked classified at the time; whether her attorneys reviewed each of the emails on her personal email system; whether there was one or more servers that stored work-related emails during her time as secretary of state; and whether she provided all her work-related emails to the Department of State,” the memorandum states.
The FBI provided Clinton’s interview transcripts to House Republicans on Tuesday in response to Chaffetz issuing a referral shortly after Bureau Director James Comey’s July 7th testimony to the Oversight Committee revealed apparent inconsistencies in Clinton’s initial testimony.
An unnamed GOP aide for the Judiciary Committee, which has purview over issues that may result in criminal sanction, told USA Today on Wednesday that Comey will likely be among those testifying.
The date that the hearings will begin is not yet known nor has a full witness list been made available.
On Tuesday, Clinton’s campaign released a statement saying Congress should allow the American people to be made privy to her FBI testimony and accused House Republicans of withholding the transcripts for partisan gain.
“This is an extraordinarily rare step that was sought solely by Republicans for the purposes of further second-guessing the career professionals at the FBI,” the campaign said. “We believe that if these materials are going to be shared outside the Justice Department, they should be released widely so that the public can see them for themselves, rather than allow Republicans to mischaracterize them through selective, partisan leaks.”