Gowdy Lays Out What Answers Clinton Hasn’t Given on Private Email, Deletion Practices

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) laid out Thursday on America’s Newsroom which questions he said Hillary Clinton has failed to answer about her private email server and deletion practices.

Gowdy, a House Oversight Committee member, said he did not see questions about Clinton’s intent in the FBI report on the bureau’s interview with her. While FBI Director James Comey said Clinton was "extremely careless" with emails, he did not recommend prosecution largely because she did not seem to have intent to commit wrongdoing.

"I didn’t see any questions on that," Gowdy said. "She said she did it it for convenience, but I didn’t see the follow-up questions in the interview I read."

Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked Gowdy, a career prosecutor, what questions he would have asked during the FBI interview of Clinton.

"The direct evidence would be, Madam Secretary, why did you set up this email server this way? Why did you not take a state-dot-gov email address?" Gowdy asked. "And her response was, and it always has been, convenience. And then that’s when you press and say, well, what could be more convenient than just doing a state-dot-gov email address?"

The "labyrinthine" efforts she used to have a home-brewed server were actually inconvenient, Gowdy said.

"I would then ask, why did you delete emails that you kept for a year and a half? Keep in mind these personal emails, she didn’t bother to delete them for a year and a half," Gowdy said. "It was the fall of 2014, a year and a half after she left the State Department, that she decided to start deleting emails. Why didn’t you delete them the month you left? Why didn’t you delete them six months after you left? And the other question they should have asked her is, Madam Secretary, why didn’t you turn your emails over the day you left service? Why did you hold onto them for almost two years?"