Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said a subpoena has been sent to the State Department for emails of nearly a dozen people who worked under former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Reuters reported.
“We sent a subpoena to the State Department for emails from a number of individuals within the State Department, other than Secretary Clinton,” Mr. Gowdy told the news outlet.
He said they include aides to Mrs. Clinton and perhaps “aides to aides,” but said the State Department asked him not to disclose the names of the people whose records he was seeking.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the State Department on Thursday to provide information on Mrs. Clinton’s longtime aide, Huma Abedin, and work she did while she worked for both the State Department and Teneo, a private company.
Mr. Gowdy said he was not coordinating with Mr. Grassley. He also said he had hoped to call Mrs. Clinton to testify in April, but that the slowness of responses to requests for information from Mrs. Clinton and the State Department had delayed the timetable. His committee recently extended by two weeks a deadline on a subpoena to her for Libya-related communications.
Earlier this month, Mrs. Clinton acknowledged that for convenience, she had set up and exclusively used a private e-mail system and server while serving as the nation’s top diplomat.
She said she followed the law in doing so. Nearly two years after leaving office, she turned over more than 30,000 e-mails she deemed work-related to the department and said she deleted more than 30,000 other e-mails she labeled personal.