Democrats still confused and undecided as to how to respond to Select Committee, and whether to participate in the process going forward to continue the investigation of the 9/11/12 anniversary terrorist attack and American tragedy
Did Hillary Clinton actually say that she is ABSOLUTELY SATISFIED that she knows what happened at Benghazi ? Of course, that’s from the very same person who had said, “What difference does it make....”
The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to establish a select committee on Benghazi by a vote of 232-186 to approve the select committee. The vote breakdown was 225 Republicans and 7 Democrats in favor of the measure, with 186 Democrats voting against.
As a result of the vote, the House is formally launching a comprehensive investigation aimed at answering lingering and contentious questions about what happened before, during and after the terror attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. All prior House hearings had been held by individual committees, like Darrell Issa’s Government Oversight Committee with limited authority, purview and staff, complicated and limiting procedures, and a full plate of other matters to deal with.
The disclosure of the Rhodes email/memo pursuant to an outside FOIL request and subsequent litigation by Judicial Watch was the principal impetus of House Speaker Boehner’s decision to empanel a select committee to investigate Benghazi.
WAS THIS ANSWER A MAJOR GAFF BY HILLARY CLINTON ABOUT BENGHAZI ?
“During a Q&A session held at the Ford Foundation in New York City, ABC News' Robin Roberts asked former secretary of state Hillary Clinton about the Benghazi attacks: ‘Were you satisfied with the answers and are you content with what you know what happened?’ ” Nodding her head “yes,” Hillary Clinton’s verbal answer was an enthusiastic “ABSOLUTELY !” (See “Hillary Clinton: No reason for Benghazi investigation to continue” by Jaime Fuller, 5/7/14, Washington Post [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/05/07/hillary-clinton-no-reason-for-benghazi-investigation-to-continue/][with videolink to ABC interview by Robin Roberts]).
Maggie Haberman writing in Politico puts it a little differently; “Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she is “absolutely” confident that questions about the Benghazi terror attacks have been answered as a congressional select committee was formed for another probe into what happened....” ( See “Hillary Clinton: Benghazi questions answered” by Maggie Haberman, 5/7/14, Politico [http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/clinton-benghazi-106462.html]).
Hillary Clinton’s response to Robin Roberts on the Benghazi issue included the following remarks: “... Of course, there are a lot of reasons why — despite all the hearings (and) all the information that’s been provided — some choose not to be satisfied,” Clinton said. “That’s their choice and I do not believe there is any reason for it to continue in this way. But they get to call the shots in this Congress.”