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Gowdy: Clinton’s Answers Not Accurate

Rep Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) had his moment of fame during the recent Benghazi hearing.

Gowdy appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. According to him, Hillary Clinton’s answers were not genuine.

“She answered the questions, and I would note I don’t think I ever cut her off. She was given ample opportunity, so she answered the questions, yeah, if that’s your definition of cooperative,” Gowdy said.

“I’ve always also injected an element of wholeness and completeness and also truthfulness in the definition of cooperative,” he added.

“Did she cooperate in answering the question? Yes. Was it an accurate answer? No.”

The Hill reports:

Gowdy also said the former first lady wanted her testimony to be open to the public.

“I didn’t send a subpoena to secretary Clinton, it was a voluntary interview, and she wanted it to be in public,” Gowdy said. “I wrote a letter several months ago giving her an option, and she chose public, and that’s well within her right.”

The South Carolina lawmaker said private hearings closed off from the media often feature much less political grandstanding than public ones.

“I can just tell you that of the 50-some-odd interviews that we have done thus far, the vast majority of them have been private, and you don’t see the bickering among the members of Congress in private interviews, you don’t see any of that,” he said.

He said future interviews investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, will be held privately.

“I can just tell you, in the private interviews, there is never any of what you saw Thursday. It is one hour on the Republican side, one hour on the Democrat side, which is why you’re going to see the next two dozen interviews done privately,” he said.

“The private ones always produce better results.”

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  • bearyniceday

    Howdy Gowdy at it again. Remember he had to read the transcripts BEFORE he could conduct this interview…………

  • Terry Miller

    with public hearings he losses the chance to alter transcripts and strategic leaks..on the up n up is not the Republican way…

  • Terry Miller

    hard to lower Hillary’s poll ratings while shes slapping the little pinhead around and making the Republican members look like idiots…

  • Thomas Rapoza

    “…which is why you’re going to see the next two dozen interviews done privately,” he said.
    TWO DOZEN…WTF? Haven’t they beaten this dead horse enough?

  • Max Newman

    Typical, when you fail it is always somebody else that caused it. This is how children react to the world, Gowdy needs to start acting like an adult, but I am not going to hold my breath.

  • LinusToo

    Awwww, poor little Trey. That mean ol’ Clinton lady insisted on a public hearing, robbing little Trey of his bestest most favoritest toy, the leaking of selectively edited testimony designed to give a false impression of wrongdoing.

  • Robert Gray

    Riiiiight. And there should be no more hearings wasting the tax payers money until The Bush Era Debauc le nearly bankrupting America and MASSIVE debt (even by Republican Standards) are delved into and indightments issued for Bush, Cheney

  • Carolyn Thompson

    so if someone doesn’t answer the question like you want them to then they must be lying? Is that right? Exactly what is the expensive, witch hunting committee trying to find out? What is it they are looking for? You mean that they didn’t fund the diplomatic services better? Would that be it? Sheesh….

  • claud

    dude, you guys were the ones who wanted it public! you wanted to humiliate her in front of the masses, instead you guys got trumped (in a good way, not the loony TV personality way) by a smarter and better politician. nuff said.
    Gowdy, you and your ilk cry foul for getting your way over and over… what a joke.

  • Judy Eastham

    Gowdy, if you felt that her answers were not accurate, then you missed your boat buddy. You had every opportunity to drill it home. Hillary stood up to you and your panel and came out on top and now you can’t stand the outcome of egg on the face. TOO BAD BUDDY. Hope the Democrats put the Republicans back in the can come election day.

  • Brent

    Americans made a mistake putting these guys in charge of the House 2010. They have done nothing but waste time and money.

  • thomasbone63

    Gowdy, this was supposed to be an investigation to find the truth instead it was a kangaroo court /witch hunt. You should be investigated.