Salemghazi And 21st Century Witch Trials
“We know the attack had nothing to do with a film.’ That’s as plain as it can get. Why didn’t you just speak plain to the American people?” “I did,” Clinton said. “If you look at my statement, as opposed to what I was saying to the Egyptian prime minister, I did state clearly. And I said it again in more detail the next morning, as did the president. I’m sorry that it doesn’t fit your narrative, congressman.” Democratic Representative Adam Schiff has revealed the narrative that these Benghazi “proceedings” are playing?
A group called the Stop Hillary PAC delivered 264,000 signatures demanding that Hillary Clinton appear before a panel. The very next day, Republicans met with Democrats to have Hillary appear before the committee. After a March New York Times story, the Committee canceled all other hearings, except for the hearing with a witness named Clinton. They abandoned their plans to bring in the Secretary of Defense and the head of the CIA. They haven’t had a single hearing with the Department of Defense in seventeen months.
Of 70,000 pages of documents obtained by the Committee, the only documents Republican Chairman Trey Gowdy has chosen to release publicly are Hillary Clinton emails with Sidney Blumenthal. Of the 32 press releases that have been issued since March of this year, 27 of them are about Hillary or the State Department and five are about everything else.
As recently as last week the Republican Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a thirteen page letter, which alleged that Hillary risked the lives of people by sending an email that contained the name of a classified CIA source. The CIA told the Committee there was nothing in that email that was classified nor was the name of that person who was well known to many.
I’m trying to figure out what is wanted? Criminal proceedings? Exposure to civil liability? Other than damaging her politically, what is the purpose? The stated purpose of the steps needed to prevent incidents like this from happening again is clearly not the case.
They Told Us Why
A fact finding expedition to prevent future tragedies? Nah.
Kevin McCarthy bragged about how the GOP-led Congress succeeded in bringing down Clinton’s poll numbers because of the long-running investigation into the 2012 terror attack that killed four Americans. “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” McCarthy said on Fox News. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.”
Non-partisan and apolitical? Nah.
“Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit in D.C. is to tell the truth,” Hanna said in an interview on Keeler in the Morning, a radio show in upstate New York. The third-term congressman paused for a moment, perhaps recognizing the importance of what he was about to say, before going on to agree with McCarthy’s original statement.
“This may not be politically correct, but I think that there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people and an individual, Hillary Clinton,” Hanna said. He explained further why he believes the Benghazi Committee’s purpose has been in part to attack Clinton. “After what Kevin McCarthy said, it’s difficult to accept at least a part of it was not,” Hanna said. “I think that’s the way Washington works. But you’d like to expect more from a committee that’s spent millions of dollars and tons of time.”