Thursday, October 22, 2015

It's time for the republicans to end this taxpayer funded fishing expedition.

Benghazi Committee Fights Among Itself As Hillary Clinton Enjoys The Show

"It is time now for the Republicans to end this taxpayer-funded fishing expedition."


  1. There is no joy in Mudville; the mighty Trey Gowdy....has struck out.

  2. Could Hillary Clinton run this country? After this farce she has shown she has bigger kahunas then the whole republican field. One tough-ass lady!

    1. One tough-ass lady, that lies and has no integrity! Just what the democratic party ordered.

      Not to worry Rick, if she offers enough FREEE she's a shoe in.

  3. Top Dem Slams Benghazi Committee Chair For False Claim Against Hillary Clinton

    WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, called out the committee's chair on Sunday for advancing a claim against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the CIA later proved false.

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, alleged in an Oct. 7 letter that Clinton used her private email account to release the name of a CIA source on Libya. An email sent by adviser Sidney Blumenthal that she then forwarded to a member of her staff reportedly contained the name of that source, which would have suggested that Clinton used her private email server to disseminate classified information.
    But on Sunday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the committee's ranking member, revealed that the CIA investigated the email and found that the information was not classified.

    "The CIA yesterday informed both the Republican and Democratic staffs of the Select Committee that they do not consider the information you highlighted in your letter to be classified. Specifically, the CIA confirmed that the State Department consulted with the CIA on this production, the CIA reviewed these documents, and the CIA made no redactions to protect classified information," Cummings said in a letter to Gowdy.
    He called Gowdy's claim "irresponsible" and said he owes Clinton "an immediate apology."

    Clinton is set to testify before the committee on Thursday. Democrats have continually insisted that the committee's work is political and designed to target Clinton rather than investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

    "Unfortunately, the standard operating procedure of this Select Committee has become to put out information publicly that is inaccurate and out of context in order to attack Secretary Clinton for political reasons," Cummings said on Sunday.

    Gowdy continues to defend the committee's work, even as two Republican lawmakers, including House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), have suggested that damaging Clinton is the committee's main intent.
    On Sunday, Gowdy denied that the committee is primarily focused on Clinton, telling CBS's "Face the Nation" that anyone who is not on the committee is not authorized to speak about the investigation.

    "I have told my own Republican colleagues and friends: 'Shut up talking about things that you don't know anything about.' And unless you are on the committee, you have no idea what we have done, why we've done it," he said.

    In response, Cummings, who also appeared on "Face the Nation," disputed Gowdy's account, saying that the committee's investigation is mostly geared toward gathering testimony from members of Clinton's staff. A House Democratic aide told The Huffington Post last week that Gowdy has skipped meetings with intelligence officials familiar with the Benghazi attack and mainly attends the ones featuring Clinton's aides. On Friday, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin fielded the committee's questions for several hours.

    "We still have been zeroed in on Hillary Clinton. There is absolutely no doubt about that, and it's very unfortunate," Cummings said.

  4. Benghazi Panel Grills Huma Abedin For Six Hours

    Turmoil swirled again around the Republican-controlled Benghazi committee on Friday as it questioned a senior aide to Hillary Clinton, prompting fresh accusations that the panel was created to damage the Democratic front-runner's presidential campaign.

    In a six-hour closed door interview, members and staff sought answers from Huma Abedin, for years a close confidante of Clinton. Abedin has served as the former secretary of state's assistant at the time of the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi,Libya that killed four Americans.

    Democratic Representative and panel member Elijah Cummings told reporters that summoning Abedin raised more questions about whether the panel is "a taxpayer funded effort to derail the candidacy of Hillary Clinton."

    Cummings said Abedin, now campaign vice chairwoman of Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, had no responsibilities related to the tragedy the committee was set up to investigate.

    "I came here today to be as helpful as I could be to the committee. I wanted to honor the service of those lost and injured in the Benghazi attacks," Abedin said, adding she was "honored" to work for Clinton at State and "proud" of her service there.

    Representative Lynn Westmoreland, a Republican panel member, said Abedin frequently answered questions with responses of "'I don't remember' and 'I don't recollect.'"

    He did not reveal the questions that prompted such answers.

    Representative Trey Gowdy, the panel's Republican chairman, said Abedin's testimony would assist the committee in writing a final report.

    Though not in attendance, Gowdy said in a statement that the panel "greatly appreciates her willingness to take the time to voluntarily appear before the committee."

    Abedin's appearance came less than a week before Clinton is to appear before the panel.

    Organized originally to probe the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the committee has been under attack by Democrats, who say it is a partisan investigation unleashed by the Republican-majority House.

    The committee has come under especially harsh criticism since Representative Kevin McCarthy, the No. 2 House Republican, suggested in a recent television interview that the probe had helped to drive down Clinton's presidential poll ratings.

    Cummings said Friday that the panel's calling in Abedin was more evidence that McCarthy had been telling the truth about the committee's real aims.

    Ha Ha Ha Clinton's closest associate in the world and Gowdy was a no show.

  5. 9/12/12 HRC emails to an Egyptian deputy and Chelsea Clinton indicate that she fully understood the facts on the ground displayed a terrorist attack.

    9/14/12 Jay Carney, Obama mouthpiece, promotes the sham video story.

    There were 600 requests for security for Christ sake.

    1. 9/14/12 HRC her highness herself promotes the sham video story.

    2. Now we know not only is she incompetent, she is a liar.

    3. Only sick leftest progressives could support a bald face liar as their presidential candidate.

  6. William
    I could never vote for HRC because of her political allegiance. I could never vote for the Pubs if the Gowdy Hearings are an indication of Republican political tactics and philosophy. From the summary above and other sources available to me, I simply remain convinced the Gowdy hearings are a political sham intended to draw out for as long as possible. Trouble as far as I can see is that they are trawling in an area where there are simply no fish. I further contend William that your posts above display more bile than brain. If you have an argument,can you not try to enunciate the facts,together with references which will at least promote debate.

  7. William if you listened to the hearing at all after asking Clinton 600 times about security she stated that Chris Stevens request for security wasn't to her. It was to those in the department that are considered security experts. You will also know that any presence in Benghazi was at the urging of Chris Stevens.... he wanted to have the consulate there. Chris Stevens felt he could make a difference in Libya if we did it his way. He worked hard for that belief and unfortunately he lost his life for his beliefs. Now it's time to quit politicizing this fine man's death and get on with the real work of congress and quit wasting my tax dollars on this political sham operation.

    1. We just spent 50 million dollars training 9 Syrian rebels. Hearing about spending from a progressive is a f----ing hoot.

      Hillary ' s job was to protect her assests not rely on the CIA, and by the way, what the hell were they doing in Benghazi except maybe overseeing the gun running trade to Turkey and Syria.

      Frankly, Hillary and and Bill Clinton, a liar and a pergerer, turn my stomach. As I have stated here before, if she wins, and I predict she just might, this country won't survive four years in one piece. We as a nation are in that sort of hole. We as a nation have been so brainwashed going on three generations now, that one completely fabricated candidate can succeed followed by another lying progressive socialist.

  8. It kinda doesn't matter anymore. I think most people who are not far right know this most recent committee is kind of a sham, but how many of them actually know that there were already multiple hearings on this and that none of those hearings found Clinton to be derelict in here duty? Nobody has yet to to make any meaningful connection between the emails and Benghazi, but people generally know she is in trouble for something about email. After the farce that Bill Clinton went through, people concluded that was a pile of bullshit and had nothing to do with what he was being investigated for. People likely are not gong to reach the same conclusion here.

    The people that pay attention to what the whole time line is will have one view, and everyone who dislikes her will keep the view they already have despite the inevitable outcome of this current hearing, which will be nothing. We deserve something better than we are getting, but we aren't going to get it.

    1. I agree Max. HRC could murder Barack Obama in Times Square at midnight on new years eve in front of every cable and broadcast media outlet in the US and max would think she was innocent.

    2. The sad thing is, I really don't even like Hillary. She isn't going to get my primary vote or a dime of campaign contribution. She is to me what Republican candidates are to people like you.

      Like I've said before, William, your brand of batshit is winning Charlie Sheen style. Because of just 40 members of some congressional caucus, the Republican party can't elect a speaker of the house. While watching this hearing, it was pure dysfunction. Republicans droned on and on and never got Clinton to look ruffled, and the Democrats used every minute of their time to point out what a scam. In short, the entire thing was pure farce and for a tea bagger, there is no greater good than making the government look like farce.

      The Democrats stand a good chance of winning the white house again, but they will have no power in the senate or congress because of gerrymandering. While the tea bags will no have no real lasting effect, they will make everyone's life miserable for at least another ten years until the Mexicans in the south start flipping state houses. So, enjoy the final act of old white man power. The curtain is not going to fall quick though it inevitably will fall in your lifetime.

  9. Blah blah blah William don't be a sore loser. Nobody ever expected Trey Gowdy's committee to find anything new. And maybe Hillary isn't lying. Did that thought ever cross your mind? Maybe you assume shes lying because she doesn't say what you want to hear. Maybe Trey Gowdy is the liar. According to McCarthy and others he is running a sham for political reasons.

    1. Hillary should have two mouths. One mouth alone can't keep up with lies she tells.