“This is a straightforward question — State Department either has them or they do not,” chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said in a statement Tuesday.

The leader of the House Select Committee on Benghazi says the State Department has failed to produce any copies it might possess of recently disclosed emails between Hillary Clinton and adviser Sidney Blumenthal.

“State should immediately produce to the committee emails that should have been produced months ago or explain why it is not in possession of these emails from Secretary Clinton,” he added. “Either response has ramifications toward a full public record. This should be neither complicated nor time consuming.”