Hillary Clinton is a top-tier politician who’s been the subject of nearly constant national media scrutiny for more than 20 years. She also happens to have worked at the House Judiciary Committee during the most famous and most influential congressional investigation into executive branch misconduct of all time. The Benghazi committee, by contrast, is led by a guy who can’t get a proper haircut and composed largely of random backbench Republicans, most of whom run in districts that aren’t remotely competitive.
Consequently, it’s not so surprising that she ended up mopping the floor with her antagonists — a group that went in with no clear plan of what they were hoping to accomplish and little substantive understanding of any of the relevant policy issues.
And, indeed, the best some conservative pundits could say about it is that the hearing exceeding their low expectations…
This issue has actually been thoroughly examined by previous investigations (including a fairly scathing State Department internal review), and none of them found support for the conspiracy theory version of events.
That, ultimately, is the big problem for Republicans on the committee. The Benghazi attacks have already been investigated a lot, and while those investigations have certainly revealed flaws in the embassy security process, they just don’t show the kind of personal Clinton culpability that would be politically convenient for the GOP. That left many members essentially grasping at straws, and most of the press — including many of its conservative members — impressed with how little ammunition the committee actually had.
Like Bernie, I’m bored to tears with TV Talking Heads just saying the words “Clinton email”. The same goes for conspiracy fans, Left and Right, who waste space and time with prattle over what-ifs and maybes. The Tea Party types can retreat to the white American Legion bar after the show is over and pat each other on the fanny. Achieving about as much nothing as they have day after wasted day since they were elected by ignorant gullible voters. Who will probably re-elect them.
RTFA for more funnies from more embarrassed Conservatives.