Releasing transcripts of testimony out of context, and not releasing others, that don't agree with their narrative, is just what I'd expect from Trey Gowdy. Republican standard operating procedure...
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, released the following statement after the completion of the Committee’s transcribed interview of former State Department Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills:
"After listening to many hours of testimony with Cheryl Mills today, I believe every single American should be able to read this transcript as soon as possible.
"The American people should be able to see for themselves that none of the wild Republican allegations against Secretary Clinton have been substantiated.
"The Secretary did not personally authorize cables that reduced the State Department’s security in Libya, and she did not order the military to stand-down, as some have alleged.
"Ms. Mills answered every single question thoroughly, and she handled herself as a consummate professional. I thank her for her service.
"I also believe the Committee should immediately release the transcript of Sidney Blumenthal’s deposition, but the Chairman has refused to schedule a vote—as House Rules require—and instead has insisted on keeping that testimony secret too, even as the Committee selectively leaks other documents out of context.
"Unfortunately, it appears that the Select Committee has shelved its core work on Benghazi to focus almost exclusively on Secretary Clinton and her aides in an effort to attack her bid for president.
"The Committee has not held a single hearing since January—more than eight months ago. We were supposed to have hearings with the Defense Department and the intelligence agencies, but we never had them. To be clear, these were hearings the Chairman himself was planning to hold.
"Instead, over the past 16 months, the Committee has spent more than four million dollars, but we have held only three hearings and fewer than 50 interviews—one of the least productive congressional investigations in history.
"This severe misuse of taxpayer resources and Congressional power has done very little to help protect our diplomats around the world."