Progressive Spin: Benghazi, Trump


Salon has a lead story on how Benghazi is a “Show Trial.”

Hillary Clinton is set to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi to answer a series of questions chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has taken great pains to insist are not political in nature, despite members of his own party saying otherwise. Now, on the eve of his biggest prosecutorial moment, Gowdy is again being undermined, this time by none other than George W. Bush’s former ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton.

In a new Wall Street Journal op-ed, Bolton argues that “Benghazi still makes a difference” because he believes Clinton’s “Thursday testimony may tell us much about her ability to lead,” thereby admitting to the political nature of the investigation.

Despite insisting that “the hearing’s focus must be on the key policy and leadership implications of the mistakes made before, during and after the” attack, Bolton writes that the Republican-led Select Committee should grill Clinton about her ability to lead the nation as commander-in-chief based upon her performance handling the Benghazi attack.

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The gang from The Young Turks  highlight: Donald Trump vs. The Republican Establishment. Trump has been leading for three months now, and the GOP is starting to panic because Trump doesn’t listen to them. Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down. .



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