Boehner: 'No idea' on Clinton subpoena

Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE (R-Ohio) said Sunday he has “no idea” if the Benghazi select committee he created will subpoena former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE.

The Speaker deferred to his appointed chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who has said he has questions for Clinton about the terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, in 2012.

Boehner, during a "Sunday Morning Futures" interview that aired Sunday on Fox News, said there is “no timeline” for the committee to report its findings and that it would take time to find office space, hire staff and review the work of four other House committees. Boehner decided early this month to form the panel, and the House voted along party lines last week to make it official.

While the Speaker has appointed all seven Republican members, Democrats haven’t decided whether they will participate in the panel. They have criticized it as politically motivated and unnecessary, and some suspect it is designed to tarnish Clinton ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016.