Chairman Trey Gowdy of the House Select Committee on Benghazi released the subpoena he issued to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in response to her denial of the existence of a subpoena for her records.
"The committee has issued several subpoenas, but I have not sought to make them public," the South Carolina Republican said Wednesday. "I would not make this one public now, but after Secretary Clinton falsely claimed the committee did not subpoena her, I have no choice in order to correct the inaccuracy."
Clinton said in her first televised interview Tuesday evening that she "never had" a subpoena for the thousands of emails she deleted from her private server.
The congressional order demanded Clinton hand over "any and all documents and communications in your possession" that were authored between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012.
Lawmakers specified they wanted emails pertaining to Libya, the Benghazi attack, and "weapons located or found in, imported or brought into, and/or exported or removed from Libya."
The subpoena was signed March 4 and demanded she produce documents by March 13.
Just two days before the select committee executed the subpoena, the story of Clinton's private email use broke in the New York Times, touching off a firestorm of criticism that has persisted as the former secretary continues to avoid answering questions about her records.
Gowdy refuted Clinton's claim that she had turned over 55,000 printed pages of emails voluntarily in order to go "above and beyond" transparency laws.
"Despite direct congressional inquiry, she refused to inform the public of her unusual email arrangement," he said. "This information only came to light because of a select committee request, not a voluntary decision to turn over records almost two years after leaving office, records which always should have been in State's custody."
Although the subpoena specified the committee's preference for receiving documents in electronic format, Clinton produced records to the State Department in the form of a massive stack of paper, a move critics have said allowed her to further mask the digital trail of her records.
Clinton's previous assertion that she turned over all work-related emails to the State Department was proven false when a witness, former aide Sidney Blumenthal, produced dozens of Benghazi-related emails to the committee that the agency had never received.
Days later, State officials admitted Clinton had withheld those records from the government.
Her omission of emails that discussed Benghazi and Libya raises questions about whether she complied with the March subpoena Gowdy published Wednesday.