A trove of emails that the State Department gave the House Select Committee on Benghazi only two weeks ago show that longtime Hillary Clinton friend Sidney Blumenthal pushed his business interests in Libya on the then-secretary of state and that she forwarded an email discussing a CIA source which was classified at the time it was sent.
That’s according to House Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Trey Gowdy, who stated in a letter sent Thursday to Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings that he plans to release the 1,500 emails within the next five days.
Much of Gowdy’s 13-page letter is spent responding to recent claims made by Cummings and other Democrats that Republicans are using the Benghazi investigation in order to hurt Clinton’s presidential chances.
But Gowdy shot down those accusations, saying that the committee has uncovered numerous new details about the security in place ahead of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and on the Obama administration’s response to it.
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