Rep. Trey Gowdy may be Hillary Clinton’s main hindrance to the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. This although Gowdy insists that he remains strictly impartial in his committee’s probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account during her tenure. Add to that her refusal to turn her server over to a neutral examiner for an independent determination of whether she illegally may be hiding information from the American public.
Gowdy, R-SC, says his investigation is not directed personally at Clinton. He claims he will readily accept the eventual findings. They may bring him only condemnation from both the left and the right. Yet he has emerged as Clinton’s biggest threat according to a Politico article Tuesday.
While Clinton was secretary of state she sent and received 62,320 emails, of which 30,400 were turned over to the department. Another 31,830 emails, which Clinton characterizes as “personal” and “private,” were not.
Gowdy told Fox News, “I have no guarantee that we have everything we’re entitled to be able to do our jobs. There are huge gaps.” This is especially important to the ongoing investigation into the Benghazi tragedy in September, 2012. “There are no emails for weeks and weeks on either side of that trip (to Libya), including the trip itself.”
The South Carolina congressman’s original task was to investigate the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. He insists that his investigation is not a political attack on Clinton. Yet with the new knowledge of Clinton’s personal emails being withheld, his investigation has expanded extensively.
Gowdy insists that his efforts include Clinton testifying before his committee. “There’s enough to warrant asking more questions, that’s all. It is completely irresponsible for me to see a gap and to assume the most nefarious explanation. But I do think it is curious that there would be no emails and documents from when she was in Libya. There are gaps on either side of that trip,” Politico noted.