While there isn’t much happening publicly, the House select committee investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, is busy behind the scenes.Yawn. This seems more like a review of what happened in Darrell Issa's Benghazi investigation than an investigation of Benghazi itself. But Politico is impressed with panel chairman Trey Gowdy because...
The panel is examining subpoenas from committees that previously investigated the Benghazi attacks to develop a list of unanswered questions from the Obama administration. There is also outreach to agencies that received requests for information.
Meanwhile, Gowdy is planning a series of closed-door meetings this month that could include a screening of a classified video from the Benghazi compound. He’s also checking with the 11 other lawmakers on the panel about working through the August recess.
...his methodical approach could help the GOP savor a scandal that has at times looked more like a political sideshow.Who knows. Maybe Gowdy will deliver some red meat to the GOP base before November. But I'd hardly call what's going on now as savory to those who believe Benghazi is an enormous scandal. And if Gowdy ultimately comes up empty in his quest to find a smoking gun that turns Benghazi into the biggest scandal ever, it won't matter how methodical he is—Benghazi conspiracy theorists will be disappointed.