Skip to comments.Courtroom Theatrics a Hallmark of Republican Leading Benghazi Probe
Posted on 05/19/2014 5:41:54 AM PDT by kristinn
The Republican who will lead an investigation of the 2012 attacks on U.S. diplomatic quarters in Benghazi was known for courtroom theatrics in his time as a prosecutor, portending dramatic hearings on an issue that already has strained partisan civility in Washington.
Republicans hope to gain political traction before congressional elections in November by accusing the White House of muddying the facts to protect President Barack Obama after the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans were killed in the attacks by Islamic militants.
Democrats have not said whether they will take any seats on the Republican-majority special committee, saying the new probe - following several other congressional investigations on Benghazi - is also aimed at damaging former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's chances if she runs for president in 2016.
Representative Trey Gowdy, the 49-year-old from South Carolina chosen by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to chair the panel, is a Christian conservative elected to Congress in 2010 on the wave of the Tea Party movement.
Gowdy came with a reputation for tenacity, and dug into various probes of the Obama administration. He is outspokenly critical of its handling of the Benghazi matter.
Spartanburg attorney Rick Vieth, who has also run as a Democrat, joked that "I didn't know what I was getting into" when Gowdy won a murder conviction against his client, Bob Harry Fowler, in 1997. Fowler was accused of killing a man to stop him testifying in a drug trial.
"He is going to be a great fact-finder, and let the chips fall where they may. If it's favorable to Obama, fine; if not, fine," Vieth said.
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Go get em, Trey !
The word “theatrics” is a dog whistle and one small drop of poison in the well.
The Marxist Media has a little different tone than they did during the Scooter Libby hearings??? Nervous??
Pray America wakes up
Media Democrats (redundant?) are cute when their masters are backed into a corner.
The media in this country is an absolute joke the way they shill for the Democratic Party. They just flat called out Trey Gowdy as a drama queen. Typical lefty tactics as they try to demean and sully the reputation of the people leading the hearings. It’s not important to the media nor their Democratic Party benefactors to find the truth why four of our countrymen died that night. No, this is just the Republicans trying to damage Hillary for 2016. The hack who wrote the article emphasized the point at the end of this worthless piece of journalism.
It wasn’t journalism. It was an opinion represented as news.
How can we clone Trey Gowdy?
He’s Washington, Jefferson and Reagan all synthesized into one! What a national treasure. God Bless him.
Trey will get the jog DONE!....
Trey Gowdy is about to get the Ken Starr treatment. And worse.
I’m afraid you’re right. The left pulls out all the stops. I just hope our countrymen wake the hell up finally and see the left for who they really are.
the libs are scared $4itless of Trey Gowdy. Go get ‘em, Trey!
He’s already taking flak - he knows he’s over the target.
Same story, if it were a Republican Administration:
Democrats hope to ascertain which members of the Administration were responsible for the security breakdowns at the embassy, which members of the Administration were responsible for the egregious cover up of the facts, and when the disgraced president will resign and face criminal charges.
“...Republicans hope to gain political traction before congressional elections in November by accusing the White House...”
These hearings are NOT to gain “traction”...These hearings are to gain “TRUTH” about what happened in Benghazi...Truth...Something the democrats have no clue about...
Republicans hope to gain political traction...
I saw a Forensic Files about a woman who was killed in her home by an intruder. The prosecutor in the story was a young Trey Gowdy. He was very no-nonsense on the case and just exuded confidence and competence. He won’t turn into a scared mouse the way Ken Starr did.
It wasnt journalism. It was an opinion represented as news.