It's important that they keep those Benghazi fires burning, since they're raking in the contributions over the manufactured outrage. But it still doesn't make it true. Via Talking Points Memo:
When in late November the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee released a report finding that there was no direct wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, it seemed like the case might finally be closed. After all, this was a panel controlled by a Republicans.
But that's not quite what happened.
Some of the loudest torch-and-pitchfork wielding Benghazi investigation enthusiasts weren't satisfied. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on CNN he thought the report "is full of crap" and that the House Intelligence Committee had done a "lousy job of policing their own."
"I'm saying that anybody who has followed Benghazi at all knows that the CIA deputy director did not come forward to tell Congress what role he played in changing the talking points," Graham said. "And the only way we knew he was involved is when he told a representative at the White House, I'm going to do a hard review of this, a hard rewrite.
"Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) agreed, telling the Salt Lake Tribune that Graham "is probably right."
And then on Monday, an op-ed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) ran at Breitbart which skeptically said "a Congressional Committee chaired by Rep. Mike Rogers is telling us no one is responsible because there was no intelligence failure to begin with." Paul's argument was that the House Intelligence Committee's report omitted key details about Benghazi thanks to the Obama administration.
"The Obama Administration has tried to paint members of Congress who ask these questions as somehow being extreme or crazy — and perhaps the House Intelligence Committee will now follow suit."Fox News also published a piece arguing that the "widely-cited" House Intelligence report "cited by the mainstream media" lacked key details about Benghazi.