Gowdy on Clinton’s Press Conference: ‘More Questions Than Answers’

Mar 10, 2015 | Jared Powell •

This afternoon, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her use of a private e-mail account during her four years at the State Department.

“Looking back it would have been better to use separate phones and two separate e-mail accounts,” Clinton said in front of reporters at the United Nations.  “I thought one (mobile) device would be simpler. Obviously, it hasn’t worked out that way.”

Clinton answered a few questions from reporters, but Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, said Clinton’s statements lead to even more unanswered questions.

“Having finally heard from Secretary Clinton about her exclusive use of personal email with which to conduct official business while serving as Secretary of State, regrettably we are left with more questions than answers,” Gowdy said in a statement following the press conference.

“Because Secretary Clinton has created more questions than answers, the Select Committee is left with no choice but to call her to appear at least twice.”

Chairman Gowdy appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday to discuss “months and months of gaps” in Secretary Clinton’s emails. including emails sent and received during her trip to Benghazi, Libya in October, 2011.

“If you think to that iconic picture of her on a C-17 flying to Libya, she has sunglasses on, and she has her handheld device in her hand, we have no emails from that day. In fact, we have no emails from that trip,” Gowdy said.

Full interview below: