House Benghazi Committee Subpoenas Clinton's Personal Emails

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The House Select Committee on Benghazi has issued subpoenas for some of Hillary Clinton’s personal emails in the wake of reports that she used a personal email account – housed on a private server in her home – to conduct official business while serving as Secretary of State.

The committee, which has been investigating the September 11, 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, says it wants all emails that relate to the attacks and were sent using personal accounts.

"The Select Committee on Benghazi today issued subpoenas for all communications of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related to Libya and to the State Department for other individuals who have information pertinent to the investigation," the panel said in a statement. "The Committee also has issued preservation letters to internet firms informing them of their legal obligation to protect all relevant documents."

Earlier Wednesday, in an interview with NBC News, panel chairman Trey Gowdy said that the committee planned to use “legal recourse” to demand the emails from Clinton herself.

Clinton’s use of a personal email account was first reported by the New York Times on Monday.

— Alex Moe and Carrie Dann

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