U.S. House committee subpoenas Clinton emails on Benghazi

File photo of former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton checking her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for TripoliBy Lisa Lambert and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A congressional committee investigating the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya issued subpoenas on Wednesday for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal emails, which have created a political storm for the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate. The U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee on Benghazi demanded all communications from Clinton related to the incident, in which a U.S. ambassador was killed. Representative Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the Benghazi panel, told reporters on Wednesday that within two weeks, he must either have the documents or a “really good explanation” of why they may be delayed. Clinton’s emails caused a political uproar this week after The New York Times reported she may have violated federal rules by exclusively using a personal email account to conduct official business during her four years as secretary.

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