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Dick Morris: 'Benghazi Problem' About to Blow Up for Hillary

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 04:51 PM

The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing Wednesday and political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV that the "Benghazi problem" is about to hit former secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

"She hasn't hit that bump in the road yet really," Morris told J.D.Hayworth and John Bachman on "America's Forum on Newsmax TV Wednesday. "She's about to hit big time the Benghazi problem."

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"First of all, you have the hearings," he explained. "You have the report that there was a document dump going on before the hearings in the basement of the State Department overseen by her chief counsel, Cheryl Mills." 

"Then, in addition, you have the televised testimony, not a testimony but appearances of the three Benghazi guards, on Bret Baier's [Fox News] interview, where they say clearly that the commander told them to stand down, stay put and not go to the aid of the consulate," he said.

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"When they finally got there — disobeying orders, and went there — it was half an hour after the raid started and the ambassador was dead," he added.

Morris explained that there are other issues such as "whether there was air support, why there wasn't, and then the core question, which is why did she spend two weeks lying to the American people telling them this was about a video that everybody now dismisses is just ridiculous."

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, who is chair of the Benghazi Committee, said that the committee will take a very thorough approach, even if means asking "the same question twice."

Morris, former political consultant to former President Bill Clinton, explained "that the hearings ultimately are going to be involving one person, Hillary Clinton."

However, "before you call her as a witness, you've got to prep the ground by getting all sorts of basic information on the record," he said.

"The committee needs to lay the basis for what is the standard procedure in diplomatic protocol and all kinds of basic elements so that when Hillary testifies there's a body of evidence to hold her to the truth," he added.

Ultimately, Morris believes that Gowdy will accomplish what needs to be done.

"The very nature of Hillary's fabrication in saying that this was the tape is so outrageous that I don't think anything would be seen as overzealous," he contends.

"Let's remember about Trey Gowdy, he may end up benefitting from this politically, but he's not running for president and he can be a true prosecutor . . . without worrying too much about his personal image."

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The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing Wednesday and political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV that the "Benghazi problem" is about to hit former secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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