Benghazi

What is Dead May Never Die

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The day is Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 and congressional Republicans have just announced a new investigation of Benghazi.

Former Select Benghazi Committee chairman and notorious chicken fucker Trey Growdy (R-SC) has announced a joint investigation of the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

From Politico:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy announced Tuesday they would open a joint investigation into decisions made by the Department of Justice during the 2016 campaign.

The Republicans said they have a host of questions, including over the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information and the FBI's investigation into campaign associates of President Donald Trump.

While it is not mentioned by name, this is about Benghazi. It's always been about Benghazi.

The only reason the FBI was even looking at Hillary Clinton's emails in the first place is because Republicans charged that Hillary Clinton did Benghazi. They claim the attack on the American embassy stemmed from an intelligence leak contained in her emails.

That was obviously bullshit. Republicans didn't even begin looking into her emails until nearly three years after the actual attack happened. They had exhausted all other avenues of investigation and wanted to keep the scandal alive so they could keep investigating Clinton right through the 2016 election.

Now they're investigating the investigators of Benghazi.

  • Victor the Crab

    Well sure, why not. It’s not as if Robert Mueller will find anything incriminating to stick onto Herr Drumph and his henchfamily. So let’s have the Republicans go after the real villain in America, Crooked Hillary and what she’s alleged to have done that will finally throw her in the crowbar hotel, forever and ever, Amen!

  • Draxiar

    Is it any surprise that when details of the firefight in Niger become known that this is once again rammed right up the ass of the public? How convenient to try and use it as a ‘both sides’ argument: “Niger you say? Well Benghazi! Neener neener!”

  • Badgerite

    I can’t say as I am surprised. They came in threatening people and the only way it will stop is if they are stopped.
    At the ballot box. They have to pay a price for this. Or they will just up the ante, as usual.

    • Victor the Crab

      Between voter suppression antics from the GOP, the Liberally Biased Mainstream Media™ playing BOTH SIDES! for their corporate masters and right wing snowflakes, ratfucking from Putin and Assange, and the holier than you left throwing a temper tantrum until they get their way, I highly doubt they’ll pay any price in a year from now.

      • Badgerite

        Well, it is an uphill battle. But I think the DNC must revive organizations like ACORN. They don’t have to be funded by the government. DNC is doing pretty good in fundraising right now. How about putting some of that money into the start up of local organizations in key states that have adopted voter suppression laws to ensure that Democratic voters in states like Wisconsin have whatever they need to vote. Whatever, financially or in terms of documentation or rides to the polls or legal representation or follow up for provisional ballots. Whatever is called for. They are our voters that these states are refusing to allow the right to vote. They are doing this so to defacto gut the Voting Rights Act so that a small minority can rule in this country. And we should not allow this.
        It does not have to be government organizations that combat this. It can be private. It can be, literally, Citizen Power. We need private organizations that will keep track of bots and foreign troll farm activities.
        But I don’t think Hilary Clinton lost the debate in last years election. I think
        she lost because of GOP voter suppression. Ari Berman is right on the money about this and we can no longer rely on the court system to be a check on such suppression. And the voter suppression is the key. Overcome it and there will be a tide of opposition like a tsunami to these un-American a**holes. Engage! (Shout out to Jean Luc Picard).

  • Aynwrong

    This is a particularly gross way of putting it but I think it fits.

    Congressional Republicans are now masturbating in public.

    • ninjaf

      Or is it more of a circle jerk?

      • Aynwrong

        But would the Party of Family Values™ be wiling to… Oh, who am I kidding?!?

        • ninjaf

          It was a nice try, though. 😉

  • muselet

    Sure, this is about continuing to smear Hillary Clinton yet again over Benghazi! Benghazi!! Benghazi!!!, but there’s something more sinister afoot.

    The Republicans said they have a host of questions, including over the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information and the FBI’s investigation into campaign associates of President Donald Trump.

    Trey Gowdy and Bob Goodlatte have just declared war on the FBI.

    How dare the FBI not recommend indicting Hillary Clinton for murder, corruption, mishandling of classified documents, having her own email server, treason, and crossing against the light!

    How dare the FBI investigate The Dear Leader’s друзья and дарители!

    Gowdy and Goodlatte are playing a very dangerous game.

    –alopecia

    • Scopedog

      Worse, this is going to make far Left Hillary hater gadfly fools like H.A. Goodman happy….which means more bullshit from them about how Hillary really was worse than Trump.

      • Badgerite

        I don’t think that will fly anymore, frankly.

        • Victor the Crab

          Never say never with those nihilistic brats.

    • You forgot tearing the tag off a mattress.

      • muselet

        I did indeed. Silly me, forgetting something as serious as that.

        –alopecia

    • Victor the Crab

      But will those two fartcatchers be on the losing end when all is said and done? I’m thinking no.

      • muselet

        The game they’re playing is dangerous for the country, not for their political careers. Pity.

        –alopecia