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Rep. Pompeo to Hillary: Committee Will See You in September

By    |   Thursday, 09 Jul 2015 04:45 PM

Hillary Clinton will likely testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi at summer's end, Rep. Mike Pompeo revealed to Newsmax TV on Thursday.

"You will hear her testify and I'm optimistic it will be in September," Pompeo, a Kansas Republican who is a member of the committee, told "The Steve Malzberg Show."

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And Pompeo isn't buying the former secretary of state's insistence that she never received a subpoena to testify from the committee — a dated document that Congress has now posted online.

"She at the very least got it wrong. She's a pretty smart lady, so you tell me. We can say with absolute certainty she said there was no subpoena and you can go online and see a copy of the subpoena for yourself," Pompeo said.

Pompeo, also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, was not impressed by Clinton's recent interview with CNN in which she insisted she had followed the letter of the law.

In her 20-minute sit-down with the cable network, Clinton said she had been upfront in answering questions about her use of a private email account and server to conduct government business during her time as secretary of state — and in turning over some of the emails.

"I didn’t have to turn over anything. I chose to turn over 55,000 pages because I wanted to go above and beyond what was expected of me … And I had no obligation to do any of that. So let’s set the record straight," she said.

Wrong, according to Pompeo.

"She was absolutely trying to mislead the American people. She gave an answer that was not truthful and that wasn't the only untruthful answer she gave in the course of that interview about her document retention and her email policy," he said.

"She said she did everything that was required under the law. Look, you're not allowed to keep federal records and not return them when you're done with your job and that's what she did."

Pompeo's comments echo those of House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, who on Tuesday countered Clinton's assertions that everything she did on her private email server as secretary of state was "permitted" — including wiping its contents clean after staff members turned over emails related to government business.

"Secretary Clinton had a statutory duty to preserve records from her time in office, she had a legal duty to cooperate and tell the truth with congressional investigators requesting her records," the South Carolina Republican said. "She was personally subpoenaed the moment the Benghazi committee became aware of her exclusive use of personal email and a server, and that the State Department was not the custodian of her official record."

Clinton, who never had an official State Department account, turned over 55,000 pages of emails that were written on her own clintonemail.com address and sent through a private server from her home in Chappaqua, a bedroom community north of New York City.

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