The House Select Committee on Benghazi has, from the moment of its conception, been a partisan witch hunt.
Greg Sargent reports in the Morning Plum today:
The internets are abuzz this morning with the news that another Republican has been dangerously candid about the true nature of the House Benghazi investigation:
In an interview with WIBX 950 in New York on Wednesday, moderate Republican Rep. Richard Hanna said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was speaking the truth when he said this month that the committee had successfully injured Clinton.
“Sometimes the biggest sin you can commit in D.C. is to tell the truth,” Hanna told the upstate New York radio station. “This may not be politically correct, but I think that there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people and an individual, Hillary Clinton.”
Such an admission, of course, is not on the level of the one coming from McCarthy, who is a member of the leadership. That said, Rep. Hanna went significantly further than McCarthy did. McCarthy merely boasted that the probe had driven down Clinton’s numbers, but he stopped short of saying that this was the actual rationale for the investigation. Hanna explicitly says here that the probe was designed to “go after” Clinton.
“The Clinton campaign pounced on Hanna’s remarks, and you can bet that they will soon end up in a Clinton ad (helpfully, there is audio) just as McCarthy’s did.”