Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday he'll summon Secretary of State John Kerry before his select committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks if he doesn't get the documents his panel is seeking.
The South Carolina Republican accused the State Department of holding back not only on a complete release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but also those of nine of her 10 closest aides, for more than a year.
"I'm trying to do this the right way," Gowdy told CBS. "I'm trying to do this without the drama, just the documents. But that has not proven to be successful."
"I want to get this investigation over with and [Kerry] is the only thing standing between me and a completed investigation," said Gowdy.
Gowdy said Clinton will be called to testify "just as soon as the Department of State decides to give me the documents that I need to have a constructive conversation with her."
Renewed scrutiny of Clinton's private email use bubbled up last week after it became clear that Sidney Blumenthal, an unofficial adviser to Clinton, had given Congress 60 emails that the State Department never provided.