Skip to comments.Meet the chief prosecutor in the GOPís Benghazi show trial (Washington Post article)
Posted on 05/08/2014 3:17:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the tea party Republican tapped to lead the new committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks, made a telling slip Wednesday morning in describing his mission.
Asked by MSNBCs Joe Scarborough about the possibility that his panels work would continue into the 2016 election campaign, Gowdy replied that if an administration is slow-walking document production, I cant end a trial simply because the defense wont cooperate.
A trial? And the Obama administration is the defense? So much for that serious investigation House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised; his new chairman intends to play prosecutor, proving the administrations guilt to the jury in this case, the public.
As a legal matter, Gowdy, a volcanic former prosecutor, is on shaky ground declaring his committee a court and his investigation a trial. But his honesty is refreshing, and it confirms what seemed implicit in Boehners selection of the second-term South Carolinian to head the panel over more experienced and less combative colleagues.
In a broader sense, Gowdys rapid ascent in the party fits closely with what House Republicans are doing in this midterm election year: abandoning any pretense of legislating in favor of unremitting hostilities with the White House.
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Opinion piece — but still a good example of WaPo hoseshtt
It's not that the liberals can't understand the connection -- they simply don't want to understand.
Hey Dana, if you and your other reporter friends weren’t so busy giving the president (redacted), you might actually report the truth rather than the total BS the Whitehouse emits.
I wonder what the effect on public opinion would be if instead of incessantly talking only about the political gains/losses for each side, when reporting Benghazi the media reminded us of the actual details of the case and the gravity of a president so detached and inept, not to mention the coordinated effort of the media/state machine to LIE to the American people thereby avoiding political fallout.
As they would constantly be doing if this were a republican administration.
Did i miss the articles in which the wapo calls for the wh and holder to provide information to congress, or in which they spell out the questions about the IRS, Benghazi and other scandals? Or call for impeachment?
The repubs better buck up the winds are coming.
May they get swept away with their friends the democrats.
They’re slow and late, lets see how weak they are.
Coverage will be the opposite of how they would treat a Democrat in the same spot. I'm amazed the Washington Post is still in business...
I highly recommend Wikipedia as an excellent source for good examples of the use of metaphors. Based on your total misreading of the use of this descriptive device by Congressman Gowdy (when he used the terms "trial" and "defense") it is clear that you are badly in need of a refresher English writing course.
Dana Milbank is the journalistic equivalent of an inflatable sex doll. Which is why he’s such a favorite with the WH.
I hope Gowdy has a personal plan for counterattack.
Because the GOPe sure as heck isn't planning anything more than giving their usual stammering deer-in-the-headlights look.
Dana Milbank ‘splainin Obama and his toadies is like James Carville ‘splainin $100 bills dragged thru trailer parks.
Saying “Trial” warrants an editorial from the Compost, but “My Moslem faith” not a peep.
People trust the press about as much as they trust used car salesmen - the MSM’s dug their own grave with biased stunts.
Gowdy’s needs to ignore them and do the job he was tasked with...
Trey Gowdy is about to be slimed and slandered like never before. He is about to get the same treatment that Ken starr got,only probably worse.
Gee I remember the heavily promoted, constantly televised all-Democrat kangaroo court known as The Watergate Hearings. When this surpasses that, get back to me.
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Dana Milbank, an aging Leftist sitting in a corner and babbling to himself. But fortunately for him, the sclerotic Washington Post sends him a check for his meaningless maunderings so he doesn’t have to live on the charity of betters.
You misspelled "Uberpartisan Democrat scumbag Dana Milbank"
I think it's awesome that the DNC and the White House have The Washington Post paying the salary of one of their lead media writers.
Wonder why George W. Bush didn't think of that?...
Movies that should be made:
Barack And The Real Journalist
Starring Dana Milbank as "Bianca".
"Yes, his mouth is always like that".
Problem is GOPJ....lot’s of people still trust the MSM.
Reminds me of this:
Worse than Ken Starr, yes. I heard one of the talking faces on FOX this afternoon say, “the Republicans are using the tragic deaths of four brave Americans to score political talking points.” Gowdy is in for a defining experience going against the regime. I hope he survives.
Oh. Dana Milbank. I should have read the byline rather than waste my time dredging semantic content out of the stinking muck of this guy’s verbiage.
They don't have to prove it to me. As far as I'm concerned, they can proceed directly to the sentencing phase.
RE: They don’t have to prove it to me. As far as I’m concerned, they can proceed directly to the sentencing phase.
I’ve always asked this question -— WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CHARGE?
And after that, WHAT SHOULD THE PUNISHMENT BE ASSUMING THE VERDICT IS GUILTY AS CHARGED?
As for punishment, I would be lenient and just give everyone in the WH life without parole.
Partisan Media Shills ping! Thanks SeekAndFind.
Fewer every year...
Nice try, Milbank, but as a former prosecutor, Gowdy naturally talks in the idiom of trials - what really bothers you left-wingers about him is that he takes your BS and flings it right back at you: to Pelosi complaining that there were more ‘pubs than ‘rats on the committee, he said “well, as President Obama said, elections have consequences - we control the House” - get used to somebody who isn’t going to apologize or run away whenever you attack him....