Last Friday the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee — one of the myriad committees which have spent millions of dollars over the last two years investigating the September, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi — released a report saying that it could find “no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration.”
Interestingly, it took three days for even a single cable news outlet to report or comment on the findings, even though the report was unanimously approved by the 12 Republicans and nine Democrats on the committee.
In the final segment of her MSNBC show on Monday, Alex Wagner finally reported:
“The latest news on the Benghazi scandal is that there is no Benghazi scandal.”
While it is to her credit that Wagner finally shed light on an item that had been conspicuously missing from the news for three days, Wagner failed to pose the obvious question:
What impact, if any, will this finding have on Representative Darrel Issa (R-CA) and Trey Gowdy (R-SC). Both of these GOP House members still plan to forge ahead with their “investigations,” determined to spend more public tax dollars searching for that non-existent “smoking gun.” The one that everyone involved in all of the other investigations have failed to find.
Two hours after Wagner’s coverage of the findings in the report, Al Sharpton addressed the issue on his show Politics Nation, saying that the report is “demolishing once again the right’s favorite myth about the terror attack in Benghazi.” Sharpton, unlike Wagner, noted that both Issa and Gowdy intend to continue pursuing the issue.