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Gowdy: Clinton’s Statement on Emails Reminds Me ‘Why People Hate Lawyers’

Benghazi Select Committee head Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) said Sunday on This Week that Hilary Clinton’s recent sworn statement on her private emails reminded him "why people hate lawyers as much as they do."

ABC anchor Martha Raddatz asked Gowdy about Clinton’s statement over the weekend in which she stated she had turned over all of her emails.

"Mr. Chairman, Secretary Clinton signed a statement over the weekend, declaring under penalty of perjury that she has turned over to the government all of the emails that were federal records," Raddatz said.

Gowdy wasn’t convinced.

"Well, I read that statement and if you read that statement, you know why people hate lawyers as much as they do," Gowdy said. "I don't read the statement that way, and I can't read the statement that way because I know that to be false.

"Remember those 15 emails that Sidney Blumenthal that she did not turn over to the State Department … We know for a fact that she did not turn over all records and all documents to the State Department, so how she can represent that to a federal judge under oath is something I suspect at some point that judge will ask her."