The House Benghazi committee called on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify before Congress the week of May 18 unless she agreed to a private meeting before that.

Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sent a letter to Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, on Thursday about her cooperation with the House investigation into the Benghazi attacks as well as her use of a personal email and server to conduct official business while in office.

In his letter, Gowdy included a set of 100 questions that directly address what the State Department knew about Clinton’s use of a private email server, who set it up and how it was funded.

In his letter, Gowdy told Kendall the committee would "be pleased" to have Clinton appear within a month of having a "complete record" of events in order to have a "constructive conversation" with Clinton. Gowdy made it clear he wants to discuss Benghazi and the "unusual email arrangement."

Gowdy said he would be willing to hold a private "transcribed interview" with Clinton, potentially at a venue that satisfies her privacy requirements.

However, Gowdy said unless he hears from Clinton he will "schedule a public hearing" with her "the week of May 18."


Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report.