Hillary Clinton faced multiple subpoenas for her private emails as far back as 2013, despite her recent claim that she "never had" a subpoena for her server.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, noted Congress issued two subpoenas to the State Department in August 2013 that included a request for Clinton's emails in addition to the more recent order from his own committee.

"It is a fact that there was a subpoena issued to her in March of 2015," the South Carolina Republican said during an interview Wednesday evening on the "Hugh Hewitt Show."

"It's also a fact that there was a subpoena in existence from another Congressional committee far before that one. So there are two subpoenas. There are letters from Congress. And there's a statutory obligation to her to preserve public records," Gowdy said.

The early subpoenas, which Gowdy said produced the first of Clinton's emails, were sent to the State Department by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee "well before" the select committee was created to investigate the Benghazi terror attack.

"There is no way to claim that there was not some legal process directing that those emails be retained and ultimately produced, because they were," Gowdy added. "Where that becomes important is it was as a result of that oversight subpoena that the Department of State first gave us any of her emails. So clearly, her emails were covered by that subpoena, or the Department of State never would have given them to us."

Clinton has denied she was under any legal obligation to preserve the official emails she hosted on a private server in her home. The former secretary of state screened her records to decide which she would hand over to the State Department and deleted those she deemed unfit for release.

"She didn't delete and wipe clean that server until the fall of 2014, 20 months later, after she left" the State Department, Gowdy noted. "At a minimum, that timing is curious."