Remember the Benghazi Committee?
The Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate Email Account has faced plenty of criticism from Democrats, but the committee now has a conservative opponent.
Larry Klayman's Judicial Watch, the conservative group that has filed numerous lawsuits for access to Clinton-related documents, is now blasting the Select Benghazi Committee for its incompetence.
Tom Fitton, the group’s president, said the panel is conducting its business mostly in secret, causing it to miss opportunities to hold former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration accountable for mistakes in their Libya policy. [...]
“They have this almost petty approach to transparency that is at odds with the public interest,” Fitton said of the committee in an interview. “It’s not supposed to be a grand-jury style investigation that the public can’t be privy to. There’s got to be at least some public forum for gathering testimony and evidence and that hasn’t happened here to any significant degree … Many folks who have been watching it are just aghast at the approach the committee has taken toward educating the public about what it is doing.”
Fitton is both right and wrong.
He's right that the committee has conducted most of its business in secret, but he's wrong for thinking conducting it publicly would expose new information.
There's no there, there. The idea that shocking information has been hidden by the committee is a misnomer. The committee has no new information. We already know what happened in Benghazi and we've known for years.
The committee was never going to find anything or lead to a perp walk for anyone. The committee was created to keep the story in the headlines through the presidential election cycle, but wouldn't you know Republicans are so incompetent they can hardly even manage to do that. "Benghazi," as it were, is now a running joke and a meme.
If Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton is angry because the committee has failed in its mission to keep the story relevant, I suppose he is correct, but he appears to believe actual evidence of -- something -- has been kept from the public.