|Trey Gowdy, US Congressman R0SC, Chair of the "GOP: Benghazi Get Hillary Committee|
Speaking of the Benghazi Committee, why has the witch hunt become the story? The problem started with the committee;\/s inception and strategy to go after Hillary as a 2016 presidential candidate via the Benghazi tragedy.
Gowdy within the past 48 hours in an interview with Politico.
“I would say in some ways these have been among the worst weeks of my life,” Gowdy said this weekend during a lengthy interview with POLITICO. “Attacks on your character, attacks on your motives, are 1,000-times worse than anything you can do to anybody physically — at least it is for me.”
The rational person should wonder about the psyche of the former prosecutor. Did he actually believe his skills as a prosecutorial was the impetus and basis for the appointment to chair the committee? Gowdy is a relatively new member of the US Congress. The appointment to head the "witch hunt" of the Get Hillary Benghazi Committee should have generated some level of contemplation as to his motive behind the committee. Surely, Gowdy experienced a minuscule flash of regarding political strategy in the appointment. No honest human being with average or above intelligence can state they did not for one second consider the political implications of the Committee and dragging the committee into the 2016 election year. When Gowdy tells us Hillary's name never came up as he talked with John Boehner demeans the credibility of the South Carolinian and smacks up against any form of logic. Of Course, Boehner wouldn't mention her name and if he did mention the name, Gowdy wouldn't honestly share such.
After a week or two of suffering through frank comments from three fellow Republicans about the mission of the Benghazi Committee, Gowdy poured salt on his wounds in a most political manner.
Late last week Huma Abedin, longtime Clinton aide and former deputy chief of staff, sat for behind closed doors fielding questions from Gowdy's Committee. Gowdy wasn't even present for the grilling. He is reported to have flown off to Utah for a fundraiser. UTAH fundraiser?
The Politico piece delves into the whys of calling Abedin to testify before a select panel from the committee. Let's move to another realm of the get Hillary committee: committee members working to put a more positive face on the failing strategy. Andrea Mitchell, MSNBC, joined a panel with a member of the committee and abruptly challenged the member as he went about 'lock-step" rambling about the "real" purpose of the investigate body.
But, there is yet another episode that may have contributed to the Gowdy's "worst week ever." Gowdy has also stumbled into the crosshairs of the CIA.
Gowdy accused Hillary Clinton of releasing the name of a classified CIA informant in her email, saying that her email server contained “some of the most protected information in our intelligence community, the release of which could jeopardize not only national security but human lives.”
This has been found to be patently false. Gowdy has been exposed for altering documents and distorting information in order to make Clinton look culpable – except none of that information was classified, as stated in this sharp letter issued by Cummings:The problem with your accusation—as with so many others during this investigation—is that you failed to check your facts before you made it, and the CIA has now informed the Select Committee that you were wrong. I believe your accusations were irresponsible, and I believe you owe the Secretary an immediate apology.
Contrary to your claims, 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.”
To further inflate your claim, you placed your own redactions over the name of the individual with the words, “redacted due to sources and methods.” To be clear, these redactions were not made, and these words were not added, by any agency of the federal government responsible for enforcing classification guidelines.
Unfortunately, you sent your letter on October 7 without checking first with the CIA. Now that we have done so, we have learned that your accusations were incorrect.
Not only has Gowdy been found leading his committee on a partisan crusade, he’s been fabricating evidence and openly lying about the contents of Clinton’s email server.
For more on Gowdy nascent committee problems, Yahoo News published a great quick-read piece on the issue.
It seems Gowdy's committee is stumbling and fumbling, creaking and leaking, politicking and misrepresenting through the most wasteful congressional investigatory activity in US History. As we watch the miscarriage of Justice and waste of our tax dollars, I am reminded of a group of people who perform similarly (without sound).