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Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:54 PM

The CIA confirmed that Trey Gowdy altered documents to frame Hillary Clinton.

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.



CIA Debunks Gowdy’s Allegation That Clinton Email Contained Classified CIA Source
Oct 18, 2015 Press Release
Cummings Calls on Gowdy to Apologize to Clinton

WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a letter to Chairman Trey Gowdy to correct the public record after the CIA debunked Chairman Gowdy’s accusation that Secretary Clinton sent an email containing "some of the most protected information in our intelligence community, the release of which could jeopardize not only national security but human lives.”

The full letter is online here and as follows:

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FROM:
Oct 18, 2015 Press Release

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In your letter on October 7, 2015, you stated that Secretary Clinton received an email from Sidney Blumenthal on March 18, 2011, that included the name of someone who purportedly provided information to the CIA. You asserted that this information was classified, arguing that Secretary Clinton “received classified information from Blumenthal—information she should have known was classified at the time she received it.” You then alleged:

Armed with that information, Secretary Clinton forwarded that email to a colleague—debunking her claim that she never sent any classified information from her private email address.

In your letter, you went to great lengths to highlight the gravity of your accusation, stating:

This information, the name of a human source, is some of the most protected information in our intelligence community, the release of which could jeopardize not only national security but human lives.

To further inflate your claim, you placed your own redactions over the name of the individual with the words, “redacted due to sources and methods.” To be clear, these redactions were not made, and these words were not added, by any agency of the federal government responsible for enforcing classification guidelines.

Predictably, commentators began repeating your accusations in even more extreme terms, suggesting in headlines for example that “Clinton Burns CIA Libya Contact.”

Contrary to your claims, the CIA yesterday informed both the Republican and Democratic staffs of the Select Committee that they do not consider the information you highlighted in your letter to be classified. Specifically, the CIA confirmed that “the State Department consulted with the CIA on this production, the CIA reviewed these documents, and the CIA made no redactions to protect classified information.”

Unfortunately, you sent your letter on October 7 without checking first with the CIA. Now that we have done so, we have learned that your accusations were incorrect.

As a result of your actions, the State Department yesterday asked the Select Committee not to reveal the individual’s name publicly, not for classification reasons, but to protect the individual’s privacy and avoid bringing additional undue attention to this person.

Unfortunately, the standard operating procedure of this Select Committee has become to put out information publicly that is inaccurate and out of context in order to attack Secretary Clinton for political reasons. These repeated actions bring discredit on this investigation and undermine the integrity of the Select Committee and the House of Representatives.



Sincerely,



Elijah E. Cummings
Ranking Member


Letter Here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170112003429/http://democrats-benghazi.house.gov/news/press-releases/cia-debunks-gowdy-s-allegation-that-clinton-email-contained-classified-cia


Nothing that was in the email was classified.
Gowdy lied.

[A]ccording to committee correspondence reviewed by Newsweek, the CIA did tell the [Benghazi] panel on Saturday that it had reviewed 127 emails between Clinton and her close friend and outside adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, and none of it was deemed classified. “The CIA reviewed the material in question and informed State that it required no redactions,” the agency informed Susan Sachsman Grooms, staff director and general counsel for the panel’s Democrats, on October 17. [My emphasis]

https://www.newsweek.com/another-bad-day-benghazi-panel-384592

https://archives-benghazi-republicans-oversight.house.gov/sites/republicans.benghazi.house.gov/files/Gowdy%20to%20EEC%2010.18.15.pdf

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Reply The CIA confirmed that Trey Gowdy altered documents to frame Hillary Clinton. (Original post)
kpete Oct 21 OP
NewJeffCT Oct 21 #1
kpete Oct 21 #3
catrose Oct 21 #28
NewJeffCT Oct 22 #37
Cartaphelius Oct 22 #43
dchill Oct 21 #2
Hong Kong Cavalier Oct 21 #4
Caliman73 Oct 21 #11
Sanity Claws Oct 21 #15
Caliman73 Oct 21 #18
cstanleytech Oct 22 #45
Caliman73 Oct 22 #48
oasis Oct 21 #5
milestogo Oct 21 #14
AZ8theist Oct 21 #32
gratuitous Oct 21 #6
Ford_Prefect Oct 22 #41
Midnight Writer Oct 21 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 21 #16
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 21 #33
Blue_Tires Oct 21 #8
pbmus Oct 21 #9
not fooled Oct 21 #10
MarcA Oct 21 #12
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 21 #13
Hav Oct 21 #22
NurseJackie Oct 21 #17
SummerSnow Oct 21 #19
steventh Oct 21 #20
Blue Owl Oct 21 #21
a kennedy Oct 21 #23
Scurrilous Oct 21 #24
Cerridwen Oct 21 #25
jpak Oct 21 #26
warmfeet Oct 21 #27
FM123 Oct 21 #29
Me. Oct 21 #30
calimary Oct 22 #38
Me. Oct 22 #40
Hassler Oct 21 #31
dchill Oct 22 #34
moondust Oct 22 #35
Mc Mike Oct 22 #36
The_Counsel Oct 22 #39
Ford_Prefect Oct 22 #42
BadGimp Oct 22 #44
malaise Oct 22 #46
George II Oct 22 #47
VOX Oct 22 #49

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:55 PM

1. article is 4 years old, but

it's a great reminder since he should have been disbarred for this

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:58 PM

3. Yep

same old, same old

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:46 PM

28. Yes, why was no action taken against him?

Can we take out a full-page ad with the text of this letter in the biggest font size possible?

Another reminder of the awesomeness of Elijah Cummings.

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Response to catrose (Reply #28)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 07:30 AM

37. not sure why he was not disbarred

at the least

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 12:44 PM

43. As an avid reader

for years I do not recall ever seeing this post. There is no reason whatsoever that this CRIME shouldn't hang publicly and forever around the republican party's neck and tattooed on their foreheads for hiding it. Each and every time a democrat is called a criminal simply for a position this uncharged, and UNPUNISHED crime should be shouted from the rafters.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:58 PM

2. Word of the day: smarmy

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 03:59 PM

4. I don't quite understand why Gowdy wasn't arrested.

Altering documents to attempt to frame someone for a crime they didn't commit?

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:42 PM

11. I believe there is an immunity for Congress people for statements on the floor and in committee.

Same reason that Adam Schiff will face no real legal problems even with Trump and his ilk squawking about his "lying" during the introduction to the information about the transcript. To anyone who heard the reading of the transcript it was obvious that Schiff was doing a hyperbolic interpretation of the implications of the transcript and even though I personally think it was both "very cool" and not politically smart; Schiff is clearly protected from any legal repercussions.

The sad thing is that Gowdy was not under oath during those hearings and I am not sure he was officially submitting anything into evidence thus running afoul of the law.

He is to be sure a scumbag, disgusting, and typical republican hack, but I am not sure that there was any legal jeopardy.

I could be and would be happy to be wrong. I would love to see A BUNCH of Republicans in jail including Gowdy, Jordan, Gaetz, O'Connell, Barr, McCarthy, and of course Trump and all his cronies.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:01 PM

15. Maybe criminal immunity

but I don't that extends to ethics complaints to the bar.
He is a member of the California Bar, right?

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:14 PM

18. Not sure. I thought he lived in South Carolina.

You are right though, there should definitely be a complaint to whatever Association he is aligned with and he should be disbarred.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 01:26 PM

45. Can a person be censured though?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #45)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 03:48 PM

48. I think you have to be actively in Congress to be censured.

As the other person who responded said, the appropriate consequence for Gowdy is being disbarred. He should not be able to practice law again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:00 PM

5. Lock him up!

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Response to oasis (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:46 PM

14. +1000

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Response to oasis (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 09:07 PM

32. PLUS 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:00 PM

6. Curious

One would think that with Trey Gowdy's pointy little head popping up again this past week, the same week Elijah Cummings died, that this little episode would have been remembered by someone somewhere in the media. The media seem too preoccupied recounting things that never happened to remember things that actually did happen.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:50 AM

41. Too bloody right they are! The Ministry for Distraction continues on its pointless merry way.

The media seem too preoccupied recounting things that never happened to remember things that actually did happen.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:10 PM

7. No wonder Trump wants Gowdy on his legal team.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:03 PM

16. My thought too. . . . nt

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 10:03 PM

33. Gowdy will not be a part of the legal team.

Others on it, specifically Rudy and Jay Sekulow, told trump that they would not accept him and would not work with him. Sorry, can't remember where I read that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:13 PM

8. Isn't that you know, illegal??

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:22 PM

9. Lawyerup...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:39 PM

10. Yet another example of

"It's not a crime when republicans do it.", aka IOKIYAR.




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Response to not fooled (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:43 PM

12. +1,000 n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 04:45 PM

13. From beyond the grave, Cummings "break"dancing with the Angels

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:53 PM

22. Indeed, leaving a record beyond his life

One should appreciate the eloquence and ability to set the record straight so clearly. Without hyperbole, without insults or over the top language but leaving no doubt what had happened. He knows that these things were done deliberately. The way he deals with it shows respect for the investigation and the institution. It stands in stark contrast to these shows of the classless Gaetz and Jordans.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:08 PM

17. Lock him up! That ought to be illegal.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:16 PM

19. They will sell their mothers for Trump. Its a cult I tell ya

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:20 PM

20. Four years ago? And no accountability?

I missed the info when it first came out. I'm appalled.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 05:49 PM

21. Please move Trey to upstate position

As in off to the penitentiary...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:03 PM

23. Are you FAWKING kidding me???

He should be in prison for that.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:21 PM

24. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:38 PM

25. We knew it at the time. It was a smear campaign to bring down her numbers.

They had to make her "beatable." That's one of the ways they did and have done for 30 years.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:39 PM

26. Fuck him all the way to HELL

Vile swine

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:46 PM

27. Color me not surprised.

This is what we are up against. Lies, propaganda, crime upon crime, etc. They will try anything to further their cause of absolute power. Most here are not fooled, not in the slightest. Unfortunately, millions upon millions, not here, are fooled every day. Like I said, this is what we are up against.

Fight hard!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:46 PM

29. Gowdy is a piece of garbage with a capital G.

How any Dem could consider him a "friend across the aisle" is just beyond me....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 08:13 PM

30. I Wonder If He Faked Evidence When He was A Prosecutor

and innocent people are in jail because of him.

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Response to Me. (Reply #30)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 07:53 AM

38. Hmmm... certainly wouldn't be beyond the realm of possibility.

If he did this here, it’s not difficult to to believe that he could have done the same thing before. Considering the calculating behavior demonstrated in this case - where one “doctors the evidence” or “cooks the books” to achieve a desired result.

In other words: he CHEATED.

It just fits a behavior pattern. If somebody’s gonna try a sneaky little stunt here - at THIS level, after an established career over years of time, with this degree of conniving and calculation, it suggests that the subject has resorted to similar - and familiar tactics before. A reliable way to get the preferred verdict, as it were. In other words, sounds like this ain’t the first time, baby.

UNLESSSSSSS... it’s a case where you just hate somebody so bad that you’ll resort to ANYTHING to hang her. Especially if you’re in a position of power or means, that would allow you the conditions to do so. Either way, this weasely SOB looks like shit.

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Response to calimary (Reply #38)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:40 AM

40. ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 08:35 PM

31. A Republican and a liar, but I repeat myself.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 03:03 AM

34. Hope that doesn't affect his credentials...

...to appear on "Dancing With the Stars."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 05:21 AM

35. Gowdy should be disbarred.

Or worse.

His whole shit show was never anything more than an extended political smear campaign similar to Ken Starr's endless witch hunt. I think the GOP probably figured that the "big tent party" that had pushed the first black guy into the WH was grooming her to be the first woman to take over the WH. That was just too threatening to the old white patriarchy so they started their 2016 smear campaign years in advance.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 06:08 AM

36. Why, you pointyheaded lying treasonous little radical fascist, you.

Trying to invent 'benghazi's plame'. There's no there there with Clinton's 'benghazi e-mails'.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 08:27 AM

39. And There It Is, Folks: The Reason Why Gowdy Decided to Spend More Time with His Family.

Why disbarment and prison time isn't on deck for this dick is beyond me...

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Response to The_Counsel (Reply #39)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 09:52 AM

42. My hope is that further investigation will tie him to Putin's machine.

Sauce for the goose as they say.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 12:57 PM

44. LOCK HIM UP!!! LOCK HIM UP!!! LOCK HIM UP!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 01:28 PM

46. And he hasn't been disbarred

Why?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 01:34 PM

47. Is that not treasonous?

If we had an Attorney General he would be charged!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 03:55 PM

49. Trey Gowdy, the Inspector Javert of BENGHAZI! (tm).

And the complete pinheaded, fascist lackey.

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