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During Monday’s House Oversight hearing, GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy ripped Dem Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton for suggesting the recent incident involving Omar Gonzalez hopping the White House fence and running into the White House could be be a direct result of sequestration.
The hearing was held after multiple issues involving the Secret Service, including the aforementioned fence hopper and the Washington Post report about the service’s response to gunshots fired at the White House in 2011.… Continue Reading
Trey Gowdy “Would you seat a juror, in a trial, who referred to your client as an obscene body part?”
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) grilled a University of Baltimore law professor during a Wednesday House hearing and made a compelling case as to why a special counsel is needed to investigate the IRS scandal. At one point, he even offered the professor some “free litigation advice” when he refused to answer one of his questions that seemed pretty straightforward.… Continue Reading
Jake Tapper of CNN’s “The Lead” had Rep. Trey Gowdy on to talk about the Benghazi investigation try to poke holes in any Benghazi investigation.
Tapper played video of the former deputy director of the CIA, Michael Morrell, testifying that the CIA did believe that the video could be involved. He obviously thought that this negated any need for an investigation by Trey Gowdy and the special committee and proceeded to ask Gowdy to comment on the CIA director’s comments.… Continue Reading
Seven Democrats crossed party lines and joined House Republicans to establish a Select Committee to investigate the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya on Thursday night.
These Democrats were Reps. Ron Barber (D-AZ), John Barrow (D-GA), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Patrick Murphy (D-FL), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Nick Rahall (D-WV), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).… Continue Reading
By: David Martosko (UK Daily Mail)
House Rules Committee spent Wednesday debating how to constitute the new Benghazi committee, with Republicans holding out for a 7-5 advantage.
Chairman Trey Gowdy told MSNBC viewers that he won’t cut the investigation short if the Obama administration ‘slow-walks’ cooperation.
He also upbraided his own national party for launching a fundraising campaign based on conservative outrage.… Continue Reading
By Kirsten Powers, USA Today
Diversion, subterfuge, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. …Why aren’t we talking about something else?” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi complained last week.
Here’s why: An e-mail has surfaced from a deputy national security adviser to Susan Rice on how to characterize the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Sunday news programs.… Continue Reading
by Alex Pappas
Some liberals are pushing for no Democrats to serve on the new select committee on Benghazi — but House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she is open to appointing Democrats to the panel.
“If this review is to be fair, it must be truly bipartisan,” Pelosi said in a statement.… Continue Reading
By Todd Beamon
Rep. Trey Gowdy said Friday that he has evidence of a “systematic, intentional” effort by the Obama administration to withhold documents from Congress about the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans.
“I have evidence that, not only are they hiding it, there’s an intent to hide it,” the South Carolina Republican told “On the Record With Greta Van Susteren” on Fox News.… Continue Reading
by Giuseppe Macri
House Republicans announced Friday they will form a special select committee to further investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attack that left an American ambassador and three others dead in 2012.
According to the announcement South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy is being considered to lead the committee.… Continue Reading