Trey Gowdy tells Megyn Kelly he’s not committed to subpoenaing Hillary Clinton to a hearing. He argues, rather, that depositions are more conducive to getting the truth from someone and suggests that he might subpoena her to deposition instead.
As to whether Clinton can get out of it or not, Gowdy says if she doesn’t comply with his subpoena she’ll suffer the same consequences as anyone else who doesn’t comply with a subpoena.
MEGYN KELLY: I know you said you intend to subpoena her, that you want her to appear before your committee. However, and I say this respectfully, the last time she appeared before Congress what we had was a series of speeches from the lawmakers, without that many probing questions. I hear that from my viewers often when we look back on those hearings. What would be different this time?
TREY GOWDY: Well, what will be different is I’m not necessarily committing to hearing. I’m committing to the getting the answers and may be in the form of a deposition, which, as you know, Megyn, as a very good attorney, which you once were, that is the route that is most conducive with eliciting the truth. It’s not five minutes of pounding your chest in a committee room. It’s a deposition.
MEGYN KELLY: Can she get out of that?
TREY GOWDY: Well, if she can get out of a subpoena, she can get out of it. But I don’t send invitations to cocktail parties. We’re going to send subpoenas and we’re going to expect her to comply and if you don’t comply, she’ll suffer the same panoply of consequences that any of your viewers who don’t comply with a subpoena would suffer.