The first reaction of House Republicans after a GOP whistleblower confirmed that their Benghazi investigation was a sham was to attack the whistleblower and the network that interviewed him. CNN has pushed back and called out Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) for lying.
Gowdy threw a fit after a former investigator, Maj. Bradley Podliska went to the media and exposed the investigation as a plot to bring down Hillary Clinton.
Rep. Gowdy said in a statement, “Had CNN contacted the Committee regarding its interview with this staffer before it rushed to air his sensationalistic and fabulist claims, it could have fully questioned him about his unsubstantiated claims. But that is the difference between journalism as practiced by CNN, and the fact-centric investigation being conducted by this Committee.”
A CNN spokesperson made it clear that Gowdy was not being honest, “We categorically deny Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy’s statement about CNN. We reached out to the committee for a response prior to publishing or broadcasting, which the committee provided. That response was included in our reporting. In addition, Chairman Gowdy was invited to discuss this on CNN and declined. Chairman Gowdy is wrong.”
Gowdy is also facing allegations that he broke several federal laws by disclosing confidential information about Maj. Podliska.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s admission to Sean Hannity about the real purpose of the Benghazi Select Committee was the beginning of the end for House Republicans. McCarthy’s admission was confirmed by a former employee of the committee. Republicans tried to attack the whistleblower and the media, but both are pushing back.
CNN isn’t letting Gowdy bully them away from the real story, which is the corrupt and illegal practices and intentions of the Republican majority on the Select Committee.
It is all coming undone, and Hillary Clinton has an opportunity to put a stake through this great Republican lie when she testifies before the Select Committee on October 22.