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Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerRyan reminds lawmakers to be on time for votes Juan Williams: GOP fumbles on healthcare The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ohio) on Tuesday called on Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump: Hillary Clinton colluded with Democrats to defeat Bernie Sanders The Memo: GOP pushes Trump to curb Mueller attacks Trump: 'Why no action' from Obama on Russian meddling? MORE to turn over her private email server to a "neutral third party" to determine what should be released to the public.

"The American people deserve all the facts about what happened in Benghazi. That's why it's so important for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to turn over her personal server to a neutral third party," BoehnerJohn BoehnerRyan reminds lawmakers to be on time for votes Juan Williams: GOP fumbles on healthcare The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE said at a news conference.

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"I think that is the fairest way to make sure that we have all the documents that belong to the public, and ultimately all the facts."

Clinton, who is expected to launch her presidential campaign soon, has come under fire in recent weeks, after it was revealed she had used a private email account to conduct official business when she was leading the State Department.

Clinton defenders quickly accused Boehner of using the email controversy to score points with conservatives and play politics with a national tragedy.

"Hillary Clinton took full responsibility, immediate action, and was fully transparent in making sure the tragedy that occurred in Benghazi will not be repeated," said Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for Correct the Record, which is funded by the Democratic-aligned PAC American Bridge 21st Century. 

"Republican politicians remain relentlessly focused on shamefully using the Benghazi tragedy for political benefit and they are taking their eye off the ball on creating jobs and growing our economy," she said.

Rep. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyGowdy won't use Oversight gavel to probe Russia GOP rep Gowdy on healthcare bill: ‘I try really hard not to give the Senate advice’ Overnight Cybersecurity: Obama DHS chief defends Russian hack response | Trump huddles on grid security | Lawmakers warned about cyber threat to election systems MORE (R-S.C.), chairman of the House select committee investigating the Benghazi attack, has given Clinton two weeks to submit any emails to his committee related to the assault that killed four Americans.

And new House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzChaffetz: Threats against lawmakers should be taken seriously Gowdy won't use Oversight gavel to probe Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Utah) said his panel would seek access to Clinton emails from the private server.

Boehner pushed back on the suggestion that the GOP is on a "witch hunt."

"The way forward is for the secretary to turn over all of her emails that pertain to the public," the Speaker said. "But some neutral third party is gonna have to make some decisions about which documents are personal and which ones are public record.

"And so far she's been unwilling to do this."

— Updated at 12:42 p.m.