CNN Rips Benghazi Committee Chair Trey Gowdy For Lying About Their Coverage


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.

29 Replies to “CNN Rips Benghazi Committee Chair Trey Gowdy For Lying About Their Coverage”

  1. Every American if you are for or against this witch hunt should demand the full transcript of SOS Clinton’s testimony and not 8 months from now

  2. what’s really disheartening about this is that the people who continually rant about not trusting ‘Big Government’ are the very people you never want to trust..

    and it goes on and on..

  3. This is delicious! The GOP’s unraveling started slowly but it’s *finally* beginning to pick up speed. I hope there will be more investigations into the criminal behavior of the GOP House & Senate during the Obama Administration.

    I always knew the GOP Tea Party lunacy would eventually be their undoing.

  4. Oh, I hope not. I have all this popcorn ready to pop. It is such a pleasure to watch them try to land a punch on her while she does the endless patience bit – then clobbers them with their own lies.

  5. We are counting on you, Hillary, to publicly show Gowdy for the huffing, puffing, sputtering little worm that he is.

    Please. Do not disappoint us.

  6. Soooo grateful for the leak in the dike. We all knew it was a sham – but who would admit it? Someone who had his toes stepped on – or was it a pique of conscience? Makes no never mind to me – let’s get this rolling!!

  7. I believe that would be in the best interests of Trey Gowdy and his Republican cohorts. I’m sure Secretary Clinton is looking forward to this if it does remain public. If they don’t close the whole thing down, I wouldn’t be surprised if they suddenly decide to have a closed hearing, but that too would not be good for Republicans. Right now they are between a rock and a hard place of their own positioning and I’m amused by it.

  8. Finally, a media calling out a Republican on their lies. That’s rare these days. It seems most don’t want to upset their corporate bosses or are afraid they won’t return to their show (Meet The Press anyone?). This push-back needs to be firm and continue. This needs to be the catalyst to start challenging Republicans on all of their lies and fabrications. While they’re at it, CNN should send Imhoffe some more snowballs. [WINK]

  9. yes.. its called self-fulfilling prophecy..

    name the problem and then make damned sure it occurs..

    they count on the rubes to be too dumb to realize that the people naming the problem are causing the problem..

  10. You know things are bad when newspapers as far away as New Zealand are saying the republicans are destroying the US!
    (New Zealand Herald)

  11. Gowdy will try to cancel Hillary’s appearance that’s my bet. McCarthy,(Idiot, Bakersfield) opened up Pandoras box when he admitted the objective of Gowdy’s committee was to weaken Hillary’s presidential bid. Then Podliska confirms it with his testimony. That’s all Hillary needed to destroy Gowdy’s committee when she testifies. Gowdy should be facing some charges after this, he better find himself a lawyer.

  12. End of the GOP?
    I doubt it.
    This is just what the GOP base loves,lies and deception.
    As to Gowdy breaking laws,of course he did,but he isn’t going to be charged with anything.
    Those in power seem to be above the law

  13. Not yet bill. However the 2016 election will be the beginning of the end for the modern GOP as we know it. The party is irreparably broken and unfixable. Even rightwing die hards are now acknowledging that reality.

  14. Dear GOP,

    Time to dust of the Guillotine! Get rid of all those RINOs & CINOs and take your party back!

    Huh? They are the majority of your party? Pity.

    –A Voter

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