House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary ClintonWell, there is plenty of old evidence, is there not?
The story began: "Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead."
No further reference to the cost of the investigation was made; it was stated as fact without any reference, not even a quote from some Democratic flunky.
The game is to write banality at the top of the story but hide the real details down deep where most readers seldom go.
From the New York Times:
On Monday, Mr. Gowdy issued yet another statement accusing the administration of obstructing the investigation.
“For nearly a year and a half, the State Department has withheld documents and information about Benghazi and Libya from the American people’s elected representatives in Congress,” Mr. Gowdy said. “Whatever the administration is hiding, its justifications for doing so are imaginary and appear to be invented for the sake of convenience. That’s not how complying with a congressional subpoena works, and it’s well past time the department stops stonewalling.”
Mr. Gowdy said some of the documents were first requested in November 2014.
Among the committee’s most substantive recommendations were a change in the security standards for temporary diplomatic outposts.
“The State Department should comply with the requirements of the Overseas Security Protection Board and the standards provided for in the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act for all premises/facilities occupied for more than 30 days, whether official or unofficial,” the committee wrote, adding: “The State Department should identify a specific funding source for immediate security upgrades for posts in high threat areas.”Lies, obfuscations, and systemic obstruction are dismissed as party politics.
Journalists stopped striving for the truth 30 years ago. Had the old rules applied, Missus Clinton would be an old drunk living in Paris on her memories of four years in the White House.