Committee members have pulled dirty tricks like leaking sworn depositions to conservative media and sending federal marshals to serve subpoenas to witnesses who weren’t involved with the events on September 11.
The Benghazi hearings, ostensibly meant to determine Hillary Clinton’s culpability in the deaths of four Americans in the eastern Libyan city, suffered yet another credibility setback when it was revealed that the committee’s top lawyer said at least four times that “nothing could have affected what occurred in Benghazi.”
Trump slams Trey Gowdy’s handling of the Benghazi hearings, says he failed to damage Hillary Clinton: “I hope he does a whole lot better for Marco.”
For years, Republicans often found willing partners in the Beltway press who were also eager to overplay Benghazi and play it as a blockbuster scandal. The press cannot, and should not, simply whitewash the very important role it played.
We’ve seen this movie before. First it was one Clinton. Now it’s another. Just the names are changed. Remember the matter of President Clinton’s impeachment in 1999? Seems like yesterday.
By going through a gauntlet of partisan attacks face to face, and maintaining her composure throughout, Clinton will likely win over a whole new group of sincere supporters who hadn’t been on board with her before.
Her survival guide: Accept responsibility. Talk about the need for bipartisanship in a partisan town. And remind the audience how often she was in the Situation Room, making sensitive decisions alongside the president of the United States.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off high-stakes testimony to a Republican-led panel on Benghazi on Thursday with an admonition that U.S. diplomats must inherently work in unstable and dangerous parts of the world.
Republicans are still reeling in the wake of boasting that the Benghazi committee was put together in order to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.
House Democrats are taking the gloves off, after the Republican leadership’s public admission that the Benghazi committee is all a political game.
Naturally the Washington press corps, courageous watchdogs of democracy, have supinely lapped up the Benghazi committee’s selective leaks without demanding the full context. If the Clintons did something like this, they’d bark and growl all night.