Petraeus Admits Time With Benghazi Committee Was 'Very Constructive'

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jan 09, 2016 9:00 AM
Petraeus Admits Time With Benghazi Committee Was 'Very Constructive'

While liberal pundits and politicians continue to try and delegitimize the work of the Benghazi Select Committee by claiming it has political motives, witnesses who have testified before the panel admit the committee members are professional and they have the right priorities in mind.

Latest case in point: David Petraeus.

Petraeus, the former director of the CIA, testified before the committee Wednesday afternoon. Upon exiting the hearing, he told reporters that the meeting was “very constructive.”

Likewise, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills complimented the committee on their “professionalism” and thanked them for treating her with respect during her day’s testimony this fall.

Yet, despite such positive feedback, Democrats, even ones participating on the panel like Elijah Cummings, continue to dismiss the investigation as a “charade.”

Jumping on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s unfortunate suggestion this September that the Benghazi committee was created to bring down Clinton’s poll numbers, liberals like Cummings have insisted the investigation is a politically motivated waste of taxpayers’ time and money.

Yet, as you’ll see in exclusive Townhall interviews with the secret soldiers of Benghazi, answers still linger as to why they were told to stand down as Americans, including our U.S. ambassador, were under fire at the U.S. consulate. Former members of the Obama administration like Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claim no such orders were given, but the security contractors who were there on the ground tell a much different story.

The Benghazi committee has now interviewed 66 witnesses. Sixty-five of them, Chairman Trey Gowdy would remind you, are not named “Clinton.”