Cummings Claims He Learned Nothing New About Benghazi, Contradicts Himself Immediately
Following yesterday’s hearing with Benghazi whistleblowers, House Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings told Chris Matthews that “99.99 percent of what I heard I heard before,” but then later revealed at least two new pieces of information he’d learned.
After Matthews asked about deputy chief of mission Gregory Hicks’s 2 a.m. phone call with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the attacks, Cummings said, “No, I had not heard with regard to him in specific [sic], her talking to him.”
Minutes later, Politico’s Ginger Gibson explained that slain ambassador Christopher Stevens was likely in Benghazi that night at Clinton’s orders rather than “out of his own volition,” prompting Matthews to ask Cummings about that revelation. “I have not heard that before,” Cummings said, “This is the first time – that is one thing I had not heard up until today.”