Ever since House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy inconveniently admitted
that the Benghazi Special Committee was all about damaging Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Republicans have sworn up and down that it wasn't true. They said McCarthy misspoke (twice!), they said it was inelegantly phrased, that it was inappropriate, with Speaker of the House John Boehner insisting that
This investigation has never been about former Secretary of State Clinton and never will be [...]
“The American people deserve the truth about what happened in Benghazi. That’s always been our focus, and that’s going to remain our focus.
Uh huh. Because in Monday's New York Times
is an article
—once you get past the tales of Republican committee member's "Wine Wednesdays" (with special glasses!) and their dreams of monogrammed Glocks—with this little nugget, buried in the 25th paragraph:
Senior Republican officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing confidential conversations, said that Mr. Boehner had long been suspicious of the administration’s handling of the attacks and that Mrs. Clinton’s emails gave him a way to keep the issue alive and to cause political problems for her campaign. But he thought that the task was too delicate to entrust to others and that it should remain with Mr. Gowdy, the former prosecutor.
Of course. Because we already know the truth about what happened in Benghazi.