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Benghazi Committee Chairman: Clinton's Made "Maybe Half Dozen Demonstrably False Statements"

Rep. Trey Gowdy also says Hillary Clinton should turn her email over to the State Department's inspector general.

Posted on July 10, 2015, at 5:34 p.m. ET

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Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Benghazi Committee, said Hillary Clinton has made "maybe" a "half dozen" false statements about her compliance with the committee's requests and her exclusive use of a private email server during her time at the State Department.

"We're getting up near maybe half dozen demonstrably false statements," the South Carolina congressman said on the Mike Gallagher Show Thursday.

Gowdy said Clinton should turn her private email server over to the State Department's inspector general for review.

"Let the inspector general make sure that the public record was intact and not your own lawyers," said Gowdy.

Clinton turned over about 55,000 pages of emails to the State Department last December. Clinton's team decided which emails were personal and which were official government records that needed to be turned over to the State Department. Her lawyer told the Benghazi Committee in March that her server was wiped and the emails were deleted after they were turned over.

Clinton said in an interview with CNN she hadn't received a subpoena for emails from her time as secretary of state. A spokesperson for Clinton told CNN after the interview that Clinton was responding to the suggestion that she was under subpoena when her emails were deleted in December. Clinton was subpoenaed by the Benghazi Committee in March.

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