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Benghazi Committee: Clinton Wiped Server After Emails Deleted

"We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server," says Rep. Trey Gowdy.

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Hillary Clinton permanently deleted emails from her personal server according to her attorney, the chair of the Benghazi Select Committee said Friday.

"Not only was the Secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest," Gowdy said in a statement.

In the statement, Gowdy said he did not know when the emails were deleted and that the committee was notified about the deletion on Friday.

The Benghazi Select Committee had subpoenaed Clinton's email server for a third-party review. Last year, Clinton submitted 90,000 pages of emails to the State Department; of that cache of documents, the State Department sent 300 emails concerning Benghazi to the committee.

Clinton's use of a personal account and server, the security of those entities, and the process her aides used to select emails to be sent to the State Department have drawn scrutiny over the last month.

Katherine Miller is the political editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Katherine Miller at katherine.miller@buzzfeed.com.

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