The committee formed to investigate the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in 2012 is no longer, and though they spent $8 million, nothing new was uncovered.
The Select Committee on Benghazi initially released its findings in June but remained in place for months afterward trying to declassify supporting documents like emails and interview transcripts for public release, hoping something bad would be found to hurt Hillary Clinton and her campaign for president.
The final report, not including dissenting views from committee Democrats, clocks in at more than 322,000 words. It was added to the official House record without fanfare on Dec. 7 by Rep. Trey Gowdy, the panel’s chairman.
Gowdy on Monday called the report the “final, definitive accounting” of the Benghazi attacks.
“The committee is proud to have been able to tell the story of the ingenuity and bravery displayed by our nation’s heroes in Benghazi, who banded together to save one another, when no other help was ever on the way,” Gowdy said.
The panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, said that the final report was a “desperate rehash.”
“Republicans voted on this partisan report five months ago, but delayed filing it and completing the committee until after the election,” Cummings said. “Republicans promised a process that was fair and bipartisan, but the American people got exactly the opposite.”
Desperate is right!!!