Benghazi Congress

The Benghazi Committee Won’t Allow Public Testimony, Because Transparency

The Select Bullshit Committee has denied Cheryl Mills' request to testify publicly for reasons they aren't willing to share.

The House Benghazi Committee rejected a request from Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff at the State Department, to have her testimony occur in a public session later this week, a source close to Mills said. [...]

Republicans did not wish to comment specifically on the Mills request but have said they’ll release the information after they’re completed their entire investigation and issued their final report.

They'll get back to us on why they won't allow public testimony some time next year. Maybe.

Mills is reportedly concerned that her private testimony will be selectively edited and leaked to an eager media by one of Chairman Trey Gowdy's henchmen.

That is a well-founded suspicion as it wouldn't even be the third or fourth time that has happened since former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa launched this witch hunt several years ago.

This inquisition was launched in the name of transparency, wasn't it? Isn't that why they want to read Hillary Clinton's private emails? Are they actually interested in transparency or is this really opposition research being conducted out of Congress?

If they're so concerned about transparency, why can't Cheryl Mills testify publicly?

The Select Solyndra IRS Committee to Investigate the Benghazi ACORN Birth Certificate Email Account is a fraud.

  • muselet

    Anyone who is still under the illusion that the House Benghazi! Benghazi!! Benghazi!!! Committee is interested in uncovering some as-yet-unknown truth can drop the act:

    Lawmakers — who don’t often attend the closed-door interviews with Benghazi witnesses, allowing staff investigators to take the lead — are making the rare move of returning to Washington, D.C., early from their summer break to be present for the interviews with [Cheryl] Mills, who no longer works for Clinton, and [Jake] Sullivan, who remains Clinton’s No. 1 policy staffer on the campaign.

    I guess the lure of the TV cameras was too strong to resist.

    And Politico left this little tidbit for the last paragraph:

    One of the issues still being resolved specifically surrounding Mills’ interview includes the types of questions lobbed at her and answers she can give: Mills no longer has a security clearance, potentially complicating what interrogators can or cannot discuss in the private session.

    “The witness refused to answer the Committee’s perfectly reasonable questions. Clearly, she is covering up for the Hildebeast.”

    It’s all so tiresomely predictable.

    –alopecia