While Chairman of The House Select Committee On Benghazi Trey Gowdy wants to keep the investigation focused on Benghazi, some Republicans are pushing for an expansion of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email setup.
Others, like Gowdy, say that issue needs to be a Justice Department matter and would distract from the goal of the committee: justice for the victims of Benghazi and their friends and families-not a fishing expedition over emails that has strong political connotations.
Gowdy, a former District Attorney and Federal Prosecutor, is well versed on how to run an investigation…
According to Politico:
“House Republicans are divided over whether they should open a separate probe of Hillary Clinton’s controversial email setup, with some conservative firebrands calling for an expanded inquiry while other GOP lawmakers would rather the Justice Department take the lead.
The internal debate — which has been simmering for months — follows the resignation of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Boehner had barred GOP committee chairmen, including House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), from investigating Clinton’s email setup for fear of muddying the waters around the ongoing Benghazi Committee probe.
But with Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) vowing that he won’t expand his probe to include Clinton’s server — and with Boehner out the door — some Republicans say the time has come to take direct aim at the former secretary of state’s server setup.
“I just think it needs to happen. … We already know [Clinton] messed up,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a member of the Benghazi and Oversight committees who remains skeptical of Clinton because a handful of her emails have surfaced from other sources, even though Republicans asked for all her Libya-related correspondence from the State Department. “It seems to me we have to do everything we can to ensure we know if [she turned over everything]. … Whether that should be on the Benghazi Committee or the Oversight Committee or the Foreign Affairs Committee — that’s up to them.”