Trey Gowdy was caught in a flat-out lie that he was forced to cop to about Hillary's emails after the CIA directly contradicted him. Watch Elijah Cummings explain why Gowdy is still lying about what the purpose of the Benghazi committee is and what Gowdy's role in it is in the video above.
Armando at Daily Kos:
Rep Trey Gowdy admits he altered the documents that he used to make false claims against Hillary Clinton in a response to a letter from Rep Elijah Cummings.
Gowdy admits that he decided to make this improper redaction. That he attempts to obfuscate the point by stating the "Executive" branch, AFTER Gowdy appointed himself as arbiter of classification, asked for the redaction on PRIVACY grounds, something Cummings himself stated in his letter, does not obviate the fact that Gowdy purposefully altered a document in order to falsely accuse Clinton of wrongdoing.
Just another nail in the coffin of the Benghazi Select Committee, right? Well, not so fast. Here comes Politico, ready to dry Trey's tears and do what they can to get his side of the lies out.
“I would say in some ways these have been among the worst weeks of my life,” Gowdy said this weekend during a lengthy interview with POLITICO. “Attacks on your character, attacks on your motives, are 1,000-times worse than anything you can do to anybody physically — at least it is for me.”
Yeah, he should get some pointers from Hillary Clinton on that. She's been dealing with it for decades.
Gowdy believes the criticism has been demonstrably unfair — an attempt to “delegitimize” his panel and discredit his personal reputation ahead of Clinton’s high stakes testimony on Thursday.
“It’s not lost on me that the uptick in criticism is [happening] the two weeks before she’s coming,” he says. “I don’t think that that is a coincidence; it’s an attempt to marginalize and impugn the credibility of the panel that’s going to be asking her questions.”
But while he’s feeling tremendous pressure to justify his probe, opening up his investigation goes against his instincts as a former prosecutor, and he’s refusing to change his strategy just because he’s getting buried by negative coverage.
“The people who know me appreciate the fact that it is an impossible job … to run a serious factcentric investigation in a political environment,” he said. “So the best you can do is keep trying.”
"So the best you can do is keep lying."
There, I fixed it for him.
Watch Gowdy spin it on Face the Nation, below.
That's right. Trey Gowdy just wishes his Republican colleagues would shut the hell up, already.