Rep. Trey Gowdy: We’re breaking new ground

From:,  by Trey Gowdy,  on Oct 7, 2015,  see the article HERE.

This Benghazi committee has interviewed 41 witnesses no other committee interviewed.


The American people will judge the Select Committee on Benghazi on our actions, not the words of others unfamiliar with our work.

Similarly, those calling for an end to the committee are either satisfied with an incomplete inquiry into the deaths of four Americans in Libya or unconcerned with accountability as it relates to the public record.

This committee has interviewed 41 witnesses no other committee interviewed. Seven were eyewitnesses to the attacks. We have reviewed 50,000 pages of documents never before given to Congress — including the emails of top State Department personnel. And, for the first time, State is committed to finally providing all Ambassador Stevens’ emails by week’s end.

Secretary Clinton was in charge at all times relevant to our inquiry, so of course we need her public record and testimony. But she is one witness. Her emails make up 5% of what the committee has.

It is true other panels conducted Benghazi inquiries. It is equally true they failed to interview dozens of key witnesses, failed to access all information and inexcusably missed Clinton’s exclusive use of private email on her personal server for official business.

The House Intelligence Committee report has been wrongly used to clear the administration. As the author, former Rep. Mike Rogers, said, “Some have said the report exonerates the State Department and White House. It does not.”

Our committee has also accessed new documents from the White House, CIA, Defense Department and Justice Department. Our committee does not trot out or trumpet every piece of new information uncovered or release selective portions of witness interviews, because credible investigations pursue facts, not headlines.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is more than a rote phrase. It should be the guiding principle of a serious investigation. Perhaps our critics could live without the 41 new witnesses, seven eyewitnesses, 50,000 new documents and emails from the secretary of State and Ambassador Stevens. We could not. We will keep working until the last fact is uncovered.


Seven previous investigations “found nothing.”

We hear that from the democrats who KNOW that, so far, they’ve been successful in hiding, obfuscating, and covering up the administration’s and Hillary’s screw-ups. Mostly via non-cooperation, but also by political pressure on witnesses, they’ve managed to whitewash and neuter each of the previous so-called investigations. So, as far as they’re concerned, everything has been said, everyone has been interviewed, all the facts are in, and the verdict is that no one did anything wrong.

But now, Rep. Gowdy tells us that he and the committee have questioned 41 (that’s forty-one) additional witnesses that no one else called – how could that be? Seven of them were eyewitnesses to the attacks – why weren’t they interviewed by the other seven groups? And why didn’t the other seven groups uncover Hillary’s secret, personal server? Even the Ambassador’s emails have never been viewed by any of those other committees – why not?

There’s an easy answer to that question. It’s clear that the previous seven “investigations” were just theater – just for show – and weren’t intended to find any fault with the Obama administration – or Hillary Clinton. That simply wouldn’t have been convenient for the democrat’s 2016 election hopes. So, there were lies, memory lapses, forgotten facts, unavailable witnesses and documents, etc., all of which was part of the plan to investigate the Benghazi attack and find nothing. So, that’s what they found – exactly what they planned – nothing.

But they didn’t figure on an eighth investigation; an honest one – a real one. One led by Rep. Trey Gowdy searching for the ugly truth.

Maybe they’re not as smart as they thought they were, eh?




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17 Responses to Rep. Trey Gowdy: We’re breaking new ground

  1. Hardnox says:

    Your commentary is spot on. Much of the blame can be levied at Boehner who fiddle farted around.

  2. Grouchy says:

    “There’s no stopping a man who knows he’s right, and just keeps on coming.”
    Thank God for men like Rep. Gowdy. And he’s not all that happy with Rep. Elijah Cummings, and for good reason~!
    GO, Trey, G O~!

    • Garnet92 says:

      Agree Grouchy, thank God for Gowdy. Cummings is just a walkin’, talkin’ obstruction. That’s his job and it’s about all that he’s suited for – just get in the way and impede any progress. He is a form of political constipation.

  3. Buck says:

    Cummings thinking he can outwit Gowdy? Kinda reminds me of the joke about the flea crawling up the elephant’s leg with rape on its mind…

  4. Kathy says:

    They thought they could stall long enough that Gowdy would call off his dogs. Little did they know that he’s got the patience of a saint. Make that three or four saints and throw in the tenacity of a bulldog.

    Here’s another piece of his statement today: “The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth is more than a rote phrase. It should be the guiding principle of a serious investigation. We will keep working until the last fact is uncovered.”

    Yeah, what he said – the whole truth, as in all of it.

    It must suck to be Hillary Clinton and it’s about to suck much worse.

    • Garnet92 says:

      I wonder if there’s any betting line on how long Hillary will testify. Zero would be a good bet – figuring that “health problems” may arise precluding her testimony. A full day could probably get pretty good odds – 100 to 1? There’s no way that she’ll last a full day without having a stroke, seizure, attack of some kind, or just plain walking out. Let’s see if ‘Nox wants to set up a survey to see how long she’ll last?????

  5. Saltwater says:

    It is like watching a Sprint Cup at Daytona, The Clinton Cabal continues to race along, jubilant each time they seem to escape mishap. All while they deny those warning shudders indicating a problem. Eventually a wheel will fall off (co-conspirator flips for lesser sentence), and half the pack will end up in the wall.

    I have stocked up on popcorn in anticipation of “The Big One.” I just hope it doesn’t happen when I gone to pee.

    • Garnet92 says:

      I know that I’d love to watch the proceedings, BUT I’m not convinced that there’ll be any questioning of Hillary. We’ve still got a couple of weeks of finding new evidence, new damning emails, the cloud backups raining all over her parade, etc.

      As I’ve said before, Hillary SAYS that she’s looking forward to her testimony – but has she EVER told the truth about anything. She’s investigating the most plausible excuses for not being able to testify and I don’t think that she’ll do so.

  6. jumpintimmy says:

    I frankly don’t know how Hillary can survive the grilling she’s about to get in two weeks.

    Back during the January, 2013 “what difference does it make?” hearing, Hillary had the advantage of perceived frailty due to medical trauma from her fall… coke bottle glasses, poor memory and all. But when Senator Ron Johnson put the screws to her, the “ugly Rodham” made a distinct appearance and uttered the infamous “what difference” phrase.

    I think we’re gonna see a lot of “ugly” on October 22nd.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Thanks for joining in jumpin’ – I doubt that she WILL survive Gowdy’s grilling. As I’ve stated in some other replies, I’d be willing to bet that there WON’T be a full day of questioning. She’ll have some health issue, ingrown toenail, yeast infection, etc. that will either prevent her from testifying at all of cut her testimony short if she shows up. There’s no way that Hillary can survive emotionally being questioned by a mere mortal – why, she’s HILLARY – she’s a goddess and Gowdy’s not fit to rub her feet.

  7. tannngl says:

    Perhaps I have been wrong about Gowdy. Still not sure.

    But what will the outcome of this investigation be? We have an administration who runs a Department of Justice with NO justice. And we have a congress that doesn’t care.
    Unless a conservative become speaker and I have my doubts.
    Just throwing out some facts as I see them.
    Thanks for this report, Garnet.