Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), a member of the House panel investigating Benghazi terror attacks is comparing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to President Nixon for her use of private email accounts in office.
“The last time we saw a high government official seeking to edit their own responses was President Nixon, and at least then he enjoyed the benefit of executive privilege,” said Roskam in a statement Thursday.
The Select Committee on Benghazi, chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C), on Wednesday subpoenaed Clinton emails from her private accounts that are pertinent their investigation of the terror attack.
Their actions followed a report in The New York Times revealing that Clinton had exclusively used a private email account while serving as the nation’s top diplomat. Reports on Wednesday also claimed Clinton had used a personal email server from her home in New York
Clinton and aides had recently turned over some 300 emails to the committee, but GOP lawmakers have questioned if all important documents had been shared.