Politics

Clinton called by House to testify on Benghazi, private server, emails

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.