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Brit Hume: Benghazi Hearing Format 'Favors The Witnesses'

Fox's Brit Hume does his best to prepare their audience for the butt kicking he knows Republicans are about to receive when Hillary Clinton testifies before their Benghazi committee.
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Fox's Brit Hume does his best to prepare their audience for the butt kicking he knows Republicans are about to receive when Hillary Clinton testifies before their Benghazi committee.

Here he is working the refs for Republicans and their 17 month long witch hunt and waste of taxpayers' money on this weekend's Fox News Sunday:

WALLACE: Hillary Clinton at the Democratic debate, setting the stage for her testimony on Thursday before the House Benghazi Committee. [...]

Brit, I don't think that there's any doubt that Hillary has been helped and she’s been nuking, if you will, by comments by a couple of House Republicans who seemed basically said the committee was all about trying to hurt her poll numbers, but he has to testify before them all day. They're going to be asking her questions on the basis of their 17-months investigation.

Given that, what do you expect from the committee? What do you expect from her?

BRIT HUME, FOX NEWS SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: A long experience has taught me that most congressional hearings, particularly those that are sort of publicized, do not live up to expectations. We can look back to the Watergate committee and the revelations that came out there. But that was a very different circumstance in a couple of days.

One of them was that the Watergate committee was really quite a bit bipartisan. A number of Republicans on that committee decided to join the posse to pursue Richard Nixon and his admiration. That's not true here at all. This committee is divided totally along partisan lines and, of course, the questions always ping-ponged back and fourth among the members as you go, which breaks up lines of questioning and you don’t get back to the original question for quite a long time.

So, it's a format that favors the witness. As we saw in the debate, Hillary is a capable advocate, especially for herself. So, they may do great. They may produce things we haven't seen before, but I wouldn't be certain that that's going to happen.


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