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Congressional committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who is investigating the Benghazi terror attacks, has sent a formal letter to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to turn over her personal server or else the House could take steps in order to pressurize her.
He sent a formal letter, which was released on Friday, to the attorney representing Clinton and requested to “relinquish” her personal server to a “neutral, detached and independent third-party” for the purpose of review.
The issue surrounding the use of personal server by Clinton exclusively for private email account during her tenure has triggered controversy.
Even though Clinton insisted that her server would remain private, some lawmakers said that the accessibility to the server should be provided for the review purpose.
In the letter addressed to Clinton’s Washington attorney, Gowdy said, “Her arrangement places her as the sole arbiter of what she considers private and what is beyond the view of the public.”
His letter suggested that the former Secretary of State should turn the personal server over to the inspector general of the State Department for review purpose.
According to Gowdy, it’s really important for a third party to review the contents so as to ensure that any public documents are not compromised.
Gowdy has asked for a response from Clinton’s attorney by April 3 failing which he will approach House Speaker John Boehner seeking his “full House powers” to take the “necessary steps.”