What Darrell Issa really wants out of Benghazi hearing
According to Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, his hearing on Benghazi Wednesday was designed to reveal, among other potentially “explosive” points, that he has evidence of the Administration’s “premeditated lying to the American people.” Issa previously said that there’s “no question” that someone from Hillary Clinton’s “circle” was involved in a “cover-up” following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
How seriously should Americans take Issa’s hearing and claims?
For almost four years, I worked in close proximity to him, first on the Democratic staff of the Oversight Committee (when he was Ranking Member) and then as Legislative Director for a senior Member of the Committee, when he was Chairman. Here’s what I learned: If Darrell Issa says something – based on the record, his statements, and my personal observations of him up-close – there is a strong likelihood it will be baseless and easily disproven.