Revelations about the sophistication of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s secret email system spurred a move in Congress Wednesday to subpoena her records about the Benghazi terrorist attacks, and stirred fresh doubts among Democrats about her presidential bid in 2016.
As the scope of Mrs. Clinton’s private email account became clear, the House Select Committee on Benghazi said it plans to subpoena “Clintonmail.com” for all correspondence related to the 2012 Benghazi consulate attack that killed four Americans. Seven previous congressional investigations did not find any criminality by U.S. officials in their response to the attack, but the discovery of Mrs. Clinton’s private email system is raising questions about whether she fully complied with previous probes.
“Without access to the relevant electronic information and stored data on the server — which was reportedly registered to her home — there is no way the committee, or anyone else, can fully explain why the committee uncovered two email addresses,” Jamal Ware, communications director for the select committee on Benghazi, said in a statement Wednesday. “This is why former Secretary Clinton’s exclusive use of personal emails to conduct official U.S. government business is so problematic and raises significant issues for transparency. The American people have a right to a full accounting of all the former Secretary’s emails,
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