Skip to comments.A Frustrated Gowdy Says Future Benghazi Hearings Will Be Done in Private
Posted on 10/26/2015 2:38:59 PM PDT by Kaslin
Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy gave Hillary Clinton the option as to whether she wanted to testify in public or in private. She chose public, and it now seems he regrets that decision.
I can just tell you, in the private interviews, there is never any of what you saw Thursday. It is one hour on the Republican side, one hour on the Democrat side, which is why youre going to see the next two dozen interviews done privately, he said.
The private ones always produce better results.
Instead of producing results or new information into the investigation in Benghazi, many argue that last week's hearing produced only partisan bickering and entertaining sound bites between Gowdy and Elijah Cummings, one of the Democrats on the panel.
The panel infighting unfortunately overshadowed more important exchanges between Clinton and the committee members. For example, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed an email Clinton wrote to her family after the Benghazi ambush that proved that she knew it was a terror attack. Yet, Jordan reminded her, she told Americans it was the result of a YouTube video. The committee now had proof that the former secretary of state knowingly misled the public. It should have been front page news. Instead, outlets replayed Gowdy vs. Cummings all day.
In short, the committee appeared more intent on fighting one other than getting answers from their witness. Clinton, as a result, left the hearing in one piece.
Gowdy has to be frustrated that a year and half's work has been jeopardized in the past few weeks. He had already been on the defensive in the aftermath of GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's comments that the Benghazi committee had a political agenda.
As for how the committee's most visible witness performed last week, Gowdy said she offered little substance.
Did she cooperate in answering the question? Yes. Was it an accurate answer? No.
Public or Private, I don’t think Gowdy has ever produced anything. It’s all for show. Even when it’s behind closed doors.
Ans so we now enter the final stage of Coverup Kabuki.
Face it. Gowdy blew it. Yet another Republican who was outwitted by that corrupt, alcoholic lesbian.
This actually IS funny!
” He had already been on the defensive in the aftermath of GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments that the Benghazi committee had a political agenda. “
BS!!!! They did this together.
One imagines a debate with Donald Trump at some point in the future. Trump addresses Hillary. "Given that you have taken full responsibility for the disaster at Benghazi that saw Americans die at on obscure consulate, on what basis can you assure the American people that you are even remotely qualified to be commander in chief?"
Full responsibility doesn't mean it goes away. It means you own it.
If he knew beforehand that private interviews produce better results, then why did he offer the choice?
Sorry, but I am not impressed with Gowdy.
2 little 2 late, 2 bad. When slow Joe dropped out in the Rose Garden she was reliably informed that she was off the hook.
And now Gowdy, how are you going to keep Cumming’s mouth shut? That is your biggest problem, first chance he gets he’s going to leak any and all of everything just like he has been doing....
Not in the “public” sector my FRiend;it goes away totally.
Now in the private sector,you do own it.
All it needs is Wink Martindale to be the announcer.
“Tell Hillary whay she won Johnny!”
“Thats right Hillary! Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the fraud Trey Gowdy, You are the proud new owner of this shiny new INNOCENCE! You and a guest will be taken on an all expense paid life to Washington DC where we’ll put you up forever in a rainbow colored house, pay you half a mil a year and give you nuclear codes because YOU Hillary...ARE INNOCENT OF WRONGDOING!”
Of course. Scripted to the core.
Gowdy is Mr. Kabuki.
Well, she beat you like a mule, Gowdy. That disgusting, dramatic “ I haven’t slept” line, no doubt practiced in front of her mirror for months, was sure to be the clip the Democrat media played dozens of times. You can’t beat Hillary, the Victim, and campaign donations flooded in after the 11 hours of hearings. How foolish of you to boost her lagging poll numbers!
Gowdy should have taken up fishing like his Dad, at least then he would have possibly caught something.
Gowdy is a RINO moron. I don’t don’t why conservatives worship the doofus. He is BFF’s with Linda Graham, is a MASSIVE amnesty supporter and was campaigning with Jeb Bush this weekend. It wouldn’t surprise me if I found out he is helping Hillary on purpose. Conservatives have no idea how deep is the rot in the GOP.
Thanks for all your help, Trey Trey!
Quoted for truth.
The stupid party never fails to disappoint. Can anyone think of anything dumber than to keep Hillary testifying for 11 hours? Covering all kinds of meaningless minutiae.
They should have homed in on the lies about the video and the 600 requests for additional security that were ignored. An hour and a half and call it a day.
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