Democrats, always nervous about Clinton’s tendency to become defensive when criticized, watched to see how she parried the GOP attacks. Gowdy conceded after the hearing that Clinton’s lengthy testimony had broken little new ground.”I don’t know that she testified much differently today than when she previously testified,” he said.
“There are gaps of months and months and months ( of Hillary Clinton`s email).”… Trey Gowdy stated.
The assaults in Benghazi began when dozens of attackers overran guards at the U.S. diplomatic compound there and ran through it, setting fire to buildings, including the one in which Stevens and another State Department employee were hiding. The two died of smoke inhalation. The attacks continued into the next morning, when mortar rounds were fired at a nearby CIA annex, killing two more Americans.
“I’ve lost more sleep than all of you put together,” she told the panel members.
As Clinton watched, smiling, Cummings — shouting across the committee dais — accused Gowdy of selectively releasing Blumenthal’s emails in order to make false allegations. Gowdy accused the Democrats of attempting to disrupt the committee’s proceedings, then vowed to investigate Clinton’s old friend further.”If you think you’ve heard about Sidney Blumenthal so far, wait until the next round,” he said before stalking out of the committee room for a lunchtime recess.Blumenthal remained a major focus in the committee’s afternoon session, with Gowdy and other Republicans questioning why he had such ready access to Clinton.”I don’t know what this line of questioning does to help us get to the bottom of the deaths of four Americans,” Clinton responded to Gowdy at one point.
Said Schiff: “I just don’t understand the preoccupation with Sidney Blumenthal. You would think he was in Benghazi, manning the barricades.”Clinton repeatedly denied that Blumenthal had been an important advisor to her or a major source of information about Libya.Some of the most personal questioning came from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who suggested that in the days after the attack, Clinton had tried to hide information about the motivation of the attackers in order to influence the 2012 election.”It’s just 56 days before an election” and “you can’t be square with the American people,” Jordan said. “Americans can live with the fact that good people sometimes give their lives for this country,” he said, but not “when their government’s not square with them.”
With a rare note of irritation entering her voice, Clinton shot back that “the insinuations that you are making do a disservice” to government officials who were trying to do “the best we could with the information we had.”The GOP allegation that she had failed to take security requests seriously is “a very personally painful accusation,” she said a few minutes later.
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