Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) says former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is "certainly not the central focus" of the investigation being conducted by the House Select Committee on Benghazi.
"Oh, heavens no," he said on Sunday's "Meet the Press," after host Chuck Todd asked him if Hillary was "the main focus" of the committee's investigation.
"I think it was a Wall Street Journal reporter that went and looked at our three previous hearings and I mentioned her name a whopping zero times. So she is a very important part of understanding what happened in Libya and Benghazi, but, Chuck, we're scheduled to interview 50 witnesses between now and the conclusion. So she would be 1/50 of that.
"Her documents out of 45,000 that we're reviewing would be a small subset. She's very important. But she is by no means -- she is not even a -- she's not even a central focus. She is certainly not the central focus."
Gowdy, the committee chairman, said "we would very much like to talk to General (David) Petraeus," who was CIA director at the time of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Gowdy said the committee has not yet scheduled an appearance by Petraeus, "but clearly he's someone else we need to talk to if we want to understand fully what happened before, during and after Benghazi."