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GOP Rep. Richard Hanna: Benghazi Panel Designed to Go After Hillary

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By    |   Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 08:27 AM

Hillary Clinton will still testify in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi next week while her campaign complains the "inquiry has zero credibility left " after a House Republican Wednesday said the panel was formed to attack her.

“House Republicans aren't even shy anymore about admitting that the Benghazi Committee is a partisan farce,” said Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon in a statement, reports The Hill. 

"After failing to produce any new information on the tragic 2012 attacks at Benghazi despite a 17-month investigation, John Boehner has reportedly urged the committee to shift its focus to Hillary Clinton's emails in an ongoing effort to try to hurt her politically," the Clinton campaign said.

On Wednesday, New York GOP Rep. Richard Hanna told the Keeler in the Morning radio show in New York that it may not be "politically correct, but I think that there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people, and an individual, Hillary Clinton, " reports ThinkProgress.

“Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit in D.C. is to tell the truth,” Hanna also said on the show. "After what Kevin McCarthy said, it’s difficult to accept at least a part of it was not. I think that’s the way Washington works. But you’d like to expect more from a committee that’s spent millions of dollars and tons of time.”

McCarthy, the House Majority Leader has since said he misspoke and dropped his candidacy for the House Speaker seat. South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, who leads the committee, insists that it was formed solely to investigate the events surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Clinton herself has also attacked the committee, calling it a "partisan vehicle."

At Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Clinton blasted the committee as “an arm of the Republican National Committee.”

“It is a partisan vehicle as admitted by the house Republican majority leader Mr. McCarthy to drive down my poll numbers, big surprise, and that’s what they have attempted to do," Clinton said. "I am still standing and happy to be part of this debate.”

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Hillary Clinton will still testify in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi next week while her campaign complains the inquiry has zero credibility left after a House Republican Wednesday said the panel was formed to attack her. "House Republicans aren't even...
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