Hillary Clinton's attorney told House Republicans Friday that she would not comply with their request to turn over her email server to a third party and that there are no emails from her private account remaining on the server from her time as secretary of State anyway.
Attorney David Kendall's letter to Trey Gowdy, the House Republican leading the probe into the Benghazi attacks and now Clinton's email practices, drew a sharply critical response from the lawmaker.
"We learned today, from her attorney, Secretary Clinton unilaterally decided to wipe her server clean and permanently delete all emails from her personal server," Gowdy said in a statement Friday evening.
"While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the secretary to return her public record to the department," Gowdy added.
He pledged to "work with the leadership of the House of Representatives as the committee considers next steps."
Friday was the deadline for Clinton to respond to a subpoena from the GOP-led committee for Benghazi-related documents, but Kendall said there's nothing currently to provide beyond the 300 documents previously turned over by the State Department.