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Checking Hillary’s Privilege

by James Rosen
Can she be forced to answer questions about Benghazi?

From the very moment in May when the House voted, along the partisan lines typical of our age, to establish the Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi, chaired by Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.), supporters of the Obama administration and of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton commenced an unrelenting attack on the panel’s legitimacy. At all costs, the Gowdy probe was to be denied a place in the grand lineage of major investigative congressional committees.

The first sign of this was the Democrats’ initial suggestion, unprecedented and swiftly abandoned, that they might abdicate their statutory duties under the Constitution and simply not appoint members to the duly formed panel.

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