May 7th, 2014
03:00 PM ET
7 months ago

Rep. Gowdy: CIA director Morell wasn't telling the truth about no political pressure in Benghazi hearing

For more of our interview with Rep. Trey Gowdy, watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" on CNN at 4 p.m. ET

(CNN) – Former acting Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell testified before the House Intelligence Committee last month, saying the Benghazi CIA station chief e-mailed three possibilities for what had motivated the 2012 attack: the anniversary of 9/11, revenge for the death of a senior al Qaeda leader in Pakistan, and an anti-Muslim video posted on YouTube.

Morell also denied any kind of cover-up or political influence behind the edits he made to those now-infamous talking points used by the White House.

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  1. Sniffit

    "So, call up witnesses, ask them questions, then discredit the answers they give by saying "I don't believe them".

    Well, that's certainly "getting to the bottom" of things."
    ===

    "Everyone's saying the same thing and it's not what I want them to say. That means they're all lying."

    May 7, 2014 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Nobody's telling the truth in this administration – especially the president – it's about time all the lies are revealed!
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    Here, hold this booger for me for a minute....you obviously have nothing better to do.

    May 7, 2014 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh hey !

    More BEN GHAZI 2016 political coverage.

    How cool is that ?

    May 7, 2014 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. Durundal

    I see we have a new generation of McCarthyism

    May 7, 2014 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    @freedom: "Nobody's telling the truth in this administration – especially the president – it's about time all the lies are revealed!"

    You wouldn't know the truth if it bit you in the fanny!

    May 7, 2014 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority.

    Gowdy's lying, but he knows all the RWNJs will lap it up – and will probably use it as a fundraising tool for his reelection.

    Hey, repub/teabags – are you folks ever going to do some actual WORK to earn that salary we pay you?

    May 7, 2014 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Silence DoGood:

    The last hearing did not reveal any wrong-doing, but the next one will show the secret truth!
    That hearing did not reveal any wrong-doing, but the next one will show the real secret truth!
    That hearing did not reveal any wrong-doing, but the next one will show the real super secret truth!
    That hearing did not reveal any wrong-doing, but the next one will show the real actual super secret truth!
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    Here's to you, Silence !

    A so on and so forth encore.

    May 7, 2014 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. i'malib

    Everyone knows it was the videos fault!

    May 7, 2014 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    smith
    The Dems need to just come out and admit they screwed up with Benghazi. The more they spin, dodge, and hide the issue gets more and more attention.
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    you mean say something just to have the right edit, rework and feed to the drooling herd of sheep? riiight

    May 7, 2014 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. Susanna

    Every US citizen should be outraged over the incompetence of this administration. Benghazi should have never happened. On the anniversary of 9/11, even a moron would know to increase security. Obama and Hillary's lack of concern contributed to the deaths of 4 Americans, and then to make it worse they lied to the American people and the families of the fallen to save face. Go Trey Gowdy, we want answers.

    May 7, 2014 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Susanna: "Obama and Hillary's lack of concern contributed to the deaths of 4 Americans and other anti-Obama blah, blah blah"

    Your outrage is duly noted and has been forwarded to the recycle bin for trash pick up. "recycle" being the keyword.

    Recycled BENGHAZI 2016

    May 7, 2014 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh hey !

    More BEN GHAZI 2016 political coverage.

    How cool is that ?
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    Yeah, but he's tanking in the polls babe.
    Still....there's plenty of time before 2016.
    He might pull it off.
    Either way he's the best shot the GOPeeing Teatards have.
    Did I already say he's tanking in the polls?!
    Got popcorn?

    May 7, 2014 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    Dominican mama: "Yeah, but he's tanking in the polls babe..."

    Mr. Ben is tanking in the polls?

    Oh, dear. Oh, dear.

    Popcorn? Yeah. Buckets full.

    May 7, 2014 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  14. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    This is almost akin to Jesus calling Lazarus forth from that cave-grave except for the fact that the GOP ain't Jesus.

    May 7, 2014 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
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