WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today after the Select Committee on Benghazi announced it had received roughly 120 new pages of emails between Sidney Blumenthal and Secretary Clinton regarding Libya and Benghazi – emails withheld either by the Obama State Department or by Secretary Clinton herself:
“New revelations that the Obama State Department or former Secretary Hillary Clinton withheld emails related to Benghazi and Libya from the Select Committee are outrageous. First she set up a private server to avoid transparency and records law, then she wiped it clean while its contents were under subpoena – and apparently failed to ensure congressional investigators were provided with everything they are entitled to. What in the world is she trying to hide?”
NOTE: A recent CNN survey found that a majority of Americans approve of the way Republicans have handled the investigation into the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Speaker Boehner, Chairman Gowdy and many observers have repeatedly called for Secretary Clinton to turn over her private email server so that an independent third-party can review it.