Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) admitted he faked evidence to portray former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) as guilty of breaking the law, according to Occupy Democrats. Democratic leaders and the American public are calling on the Benghazi Committee to give back taxpayer money funding it, and to end the committee’s partisan charades.
Rep. Gowdy admitted his actions, but only after the CIA outed his egregious lapse in judgement and procedure to both sides of the House, and after Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Mar.) called Rep. Gowdy out in a letter.
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 22, 2015
This revelation was the last partisan straw that broke the supposedly non-partisan Benghazi Select Committee’s back.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other Democratic leaders sent a letter to Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus to demand that they and the GOP give back the $4.7 million in taxpayer money the Benghazi Select Committee has spent, according to Roll Call.
Democratic leaders demand the GOP disband the Benghazi Committee and stop using it as a “Clinton opposition machine,” to raise money for GOP presidential candidates – donations resulting from lies.
Secretary Clinton is testifying at the Select Benghazi Committee all day Thursday, Oct. 22.
Clear Implications Arise From Confusing Timeline
The CIA contacted both parties to say Rep. Gowdy, lied about and falsified the classified information he used to accuse Secretary Clinton of allegedly leaking the information and allegedly burning a spy in the process, according to the Oct. 18 letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Mar.).
Rep. Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the Select Committee, wrote:
“On October 7, 2015, you sent me a 13-page letter making a grave new accusation against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Specifically, you accused her of compromising national security and endangering lives.
The problem with your accusation—as with so many others during this investigation—is that you failed to check your facts before you made it, and the CIA has now informed the Select Committee that you were wrong.”
“Contrary to your claims … the CIA confirmed that ‘the State Department consulted with the CIA on this production, the CIA reviewed these documents, and the CIA made no redactions to protect classified information.’
Unfortunately, you sent your letter on October 7 without checking first with the CIA. Now that we have done so, we have learned that your accusations were incorrect.”
Rep. Gowdy wrote a response admitting he falsified Secretary Clinton’s documents. He added that yes, he presented the fake documents as evidence of Secretary Clinton’s alleged guilt, but then went a step further to write that he would continue to alter documents as he sees fit.
Partisan Intent of Benghazi Committee Obvious
The latest revelations prove the Select Benghazi Committee is a partisan attack on Secretary Clinton. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) confirmed as much when he said House Republicans impaneled the Select Committee to attack Secretary Clinton’s “poll numbers,” according to Roll Call.
Seven Congressional investigations had already cleared Secretary Clinton and the State Department of wrongdoing.
Told press while #Benghazi was a tragedy, 7 Congressional investigations found no wrongdoing. Select Committee should be disbanded.
— Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer) October 21, 2015
According to Occupy Democrats:
“The legality of all this is still unclear, but one would assume that some consequences would be in store for distorting intelligence documents and openly lying to the public.”
McCarthy eventually walked back his comments, but had already damaged the Select Committee’s reputation with the truth. Other details and evidence have since poured out, indicating the Select Benghazi Committee was a much more elaborate and extensive conspiracy to smear Secretary Clinton than it originally appeared.
Senator Reid wrote the letter, signed by at least three other Democratic leaders, a few weeks after uncovering the smear campaign, and a day after Rep. Gowdy’s admission.
Senate and Congressional Democrats won’t stop until justice is served, and say the Select Committee should disband, giving the $4.7 million of taxpayer money back so the American public can have justice, Hillary Clinton can get back to her life, and the four Americans killed in the Sept. 2012 Benghazi attacks can finally rest in peace.