The newly created “Select Committee on Benghazi,” led by Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy, will hold its first public hearing on Benghazi today at 10:00 a.m.
The Democrats don’t think we need a new committee, however, and they’ve created a new website instead titled, Benghazi on the Record: Asked and Answered:
Benghazi on the Record was prepared at the request of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, to collect—in one place—as much information as possible regarding questions that have already been asked and answered about the attacks in Benghazi.
Everything you need to know we want to tell you about Benghazi in one easy place!
Oddly, the website doesn’t tell us where President Obama was during the attack or what Ambassador Stevens was doing at a poorly guarded diplomatic mission on the anniversary of 9/11. So, maybe another hearing might make some sense.
You can tune in at 9:32 a.m. on C-SPAN 3 to hear Dems talk about their new propaganda site, if you’re so inclined. The actual hearing starts at 10:00 a.m., also on C-SPAN 3. Or you can watch online. Details:
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) September 16, 2014
The latest, most important news on Benghazi is from journalist Sharyl Attkisson and her reporting on whistleblower Robert Maxwell, a 21-year State Department veteran and Obama supporter, who alleges State Department personnel secretly destroyed or removed important documents on Benghazi that might prove embarrassing to Hillary Clinton. ICYMI, Attkisson discussed this Maxwell news with Bill O’Reilly last night:
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) September 17, 2014
And yes, Maxwell we be debated at the hearing:
#Benghazi Cmte chair Gowdy says he wants to ask State Dept official Robt Maxwell about "allegations" & calls them "incredibly serious."
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 16, 2014
As for the political ramifications, Politco noticed how Team Clinton is circling the wagons:
As Benghazi hearings begin Weds., 3 Dem outside groups mobilize to protect Hillary Clinton from any fallout. http://t.co/gLePTMJKtj
— POLITICO (@politico) September 16, 2014
But Newsbusters points out that Politico’s coverage isn’t what we’d call complete:
Politico Absurdly Avoids Attkisson Bombshell in Hillary Benghazi Story http://t.co/ggcAIDUxje
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) September 17, 2014
Team Clinton is getting its usual help from Media Matters. Oh Media Matters, never change:
— Media Matters (@mmfa) September 17, 2014
As for what Benghazi looks like today? Not good:
— Reuters Africa (@ReutersAfrica) September 17, 2014
So much for America’s help in 2011. Note: There are hints at a second Libyan intervention. Why, because the first one was such a hit?
Finally, if you’ve never seen Rep. Gowdy in action, do watch (and bring the popcorn). Here’s a good piece from the Washington Examiner on Gowdy and his background:
9 reasons Trey Gowdy was chosen to head the House Select Committee on Benghazi [VIDEOS] http://t.co/Ke5WjiMdBv
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 17, 2014
Check back here at 10:00 a.m — we’ll be watching.