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Andrea Mitchell Sets The Record Straight On Sidney Blumenthal

Republicans were obsessed with someone who doesn't matter.
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Rep. Mike Pompeo went after Hillary Clinton over an email from Sidney Blumenthal, as did all the other Republicans, but Pompeo is a special snowflake because he lied about Blumenthal's role on Meet the Press Sunday.

During a break, Andrea Mitchell explained why Pompeo is full of it.

BRIAN WILLIAMS (HOST): Andrea, the snippet we saw, where you got brought into this, was from Meet the Press, a moment where you decided to differ with a member of Congress who is on this committee. Tell us the background there, of that, and your decision to step in and disagree.

ANDREA MITCHELL: Well, Congressman Pompeo, whom I've spoken with before, since, and in fact this morning, is a member of the committee, and we were on live television, and he suggested that most of [Clinton's] intelligence on Libya came from Sidney Blumenthal. And, what she is saying today in her testimony-- I objected, I said that it was not factually correct, because I knew that she did not rely on emails for intelligence. She had daily meetings, she was briefed by the CIA every day. She did not use email, she didn't have a computer in her office, and that she went through not only the State Department intelligence unit, the CIA, but National Security Council meetings, so that she had a lot of sources on Libya, and did not rely on Sidney Blumenthal for "most" of her intelligence, as she had phrased it, on Libya.


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