Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has summoned Hillary Clinton to testify at a May 18 public hearing on her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. The panel has also scheduled Clinton to testify on Benghazi on June 18:
The hearing dates are included in a letter sent by Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to Clinton lawyer David Kendall.
Gowdy said he “never intended” to send the message that Clinton could testify privately about Benghazi, but rather the panel would allow her to provide a transcribed interview with the panel only about her private email server.
Gowdy added if Clinton, the State Department and Obama administration cooperate, Clinton “could be done with the Benghazi Committee before the Fourth of July.”
Gowdy has a list of 136 questions he intends to ask Clinton, including whether she took “any affirmative steps…to destroy or direct the destruction of any additional copies of stored communications that may exist on other electronic systems.”