Hillary Clinton is fed up with the Benghazi talk and let it rip in an interview today with TODAY show’s Savannah Guthrie.
Asked Guthrie: “If the tables were turned and it was Dick Cheney or Karl Rove who had a private email account and a private server on which they conducted all their government business, would you be as understanding?”
“Look at the situation they chose to exploit, to go after me for political reasons: the death of four Americans in Benghazi. I knew the ambassador. I identified him. I asked him to go there. I asked the president to nominate him. There have been seven investigations…”
“This committee was set up, as they have admitted, for the purpose of making a partisan, political issue out of the deaths of four Americans. I would have never done that! And if I were president — and there were Republicans or Democrats who were thinking about that — I would have done everything to shut it down.”
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Last week, potential House Speaker Kevin McCarthy admitted to Sean Hannity that the Benghazi committee was essentially a political committee set up to destroy Clinton, saying:
“The question you really want to ask me is how am I going to be different? What you’re going to see is a conservative speaker that takes a conservative congress that puts a strategy to fight and win. Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. A select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Cause she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought and made that happen.”