So here is yet another absurd episode, humiliating both for Rep. Trey Gowdy and the journalists who promoted this fraudulent story, and highly reminiscent of the bogus “criminal referral” leak that made the front page of the New York Times last summer.
is Jason Chaffetz now running against Kevin McCarthy to avenge the infuriated Trey Gowdy? Chaffetz has denied it emphatically, which is only another reason to think it may be true.
Only three weeks from now, Trey Gowdy will face Hillary Clinton in an open hearing. That event is framed not by her email controversy, but by the blurted confession of Speaker-to-be Kevin McCarthy – who exposed the malignant abuse of congressional authority that Gowdy has sought to conceal.
We can expect some partisan figures – like Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and his fellow Republicans on the House Select Committee on Benghazi – to continue to willfully misrepresent these fundamental facts.
Suspicion grows that the leaks behind the bungled New York Times “criminal referral” story came from the Republican side of the House Select Committee on Benghazi chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy.
The Clinton campaign’s letter clearly suggests that somebody else outside the Justice Department — on Capitol Hill, perhaps? — planted a false charge against a presidential candidate on the front page of the nation’s most important newspaper.
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.