Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, as well as the Chairman of the House Benghazi Committee, allegedly released the name of a CIA informant, following exchanges with Democrats over how sensitive this information actually is… Doh!
Jesse Ventura, for one, could care less about Hillary Clinton’s trumped-up email scandal. To the Governor, it’s much more important we focus on other issues our government has conveniently swept under the rug. Here’s what Jesse has to say on the issue:
“If you’ll investigate Hillary’s emails to dig up evidence on Benghazi, how about an equal investigation into the trumped-up Iraq War? Remember, the one George Bush and Dick Cheney induced Colin Powell to go along with? And blatantly lied to everybody in the USA about WMDs and ties to al-Qaeda? And what about the torture? To which Dick Cheney says, “Phooey.” Phooey to torture, to war crime?”
Well, now it seems that the head of the committee on Benghazi/Email-gate has gotten himself into potential hot water for doing exactly the opposite of what he claimed to do, i.e. operating within the interests of national security. According to a Yahoo News report, Trey Gowdy, the head Republican on the Benghazi Committee, accidentally released the name of a CIA informant.
The details of the accidental name leak involve a lot of back-and-forth between the Democrats and Republicans over how sensitive this information really is (FYI, CIA says it's not that sensitive in nature). It’s really a game of he-said/he-said. Check out the full report here, courtesy of Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent, Michael Isikoff.
In brief, the report claims the State Department, which provides the House Benghazi Committee with “evidence,” did not redact the name of CIA informant Moussa Koussa, a former Libyan government spy chief and foreign minister, while providing email documentation to the committee. House Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy then allegedly released the email on the panel’s website. Following this, the House Committee redacted Koussa’s name from the email, reportedly due to security concerns. But the CIA says that the information was “not classified,” according to Politico.
And here’s why this matters: Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy previously claimed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had endangered national security by forwarding this information on her private server to one of her aides. And yet, just to reiterate, the CIA claims this information was “not classified.” In fact, Koussa’s work with the White House has been public knowledge for years now. Is it possible that Gowdy is making a big deal out of nothing?
We want to ask you, vigilant viewers, what do you make of Clinton’s email-gate? Conspiracy or justifiable? Do you agree with Jesse on this issue? Sound off below!
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