• Gowdy: Hillary’s Email Defense Is ‘Dumbfounding’

    Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy called Hillary Clinton’s defense of her private email setup is “dumbfounding” on Tuesday.

    “The former secretary has a way of phrasing things that, for the most part, cast her in the best light possible,” Gowdy said during an interview on “The Mike Gallagher Show.”

    It is an old Clinton trick to twist the meaning and order of words, so it sounds like they are saying one thing, but when they are really saying another.

    “She said ‘I turned over everything, and I had no duty to do so,’” Gowdy said. “Are you kidding me?”

    “What you turned over, half of it, by your own admission, is public record,” he continued. “What do you mean you had no obligation to turn over the public record? That is dumbfounding to me.”

    Gowdy also slammed John Kerry and the State Department for obstructing the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation into how Clinton and her top aides handled the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

    “I guess I just assumed that Secretary Kerry would care enough about his reputation that he wouldn’t waste his capital protecting his predecessor,” Gowdy said.

    He added that the Benghazi Committee is “having a very difficult time getting documents from the State Department and frankly their defense of her has been staggering.”

    But, the congressman said he will not quit.

    “It took me…a little while longer that it should have to figure out the State Department had no interest whatsoever in producing documents to me.”


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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