Interesting whine from Rep. Trey Gowdy, still smarting over getting owned by Hillary Clinton during his Benghazi Committee inquisition last week.
CHUCK TODD:[...] It sounds like you may regret how you went about questioning Secretary Clinton, that maybe you should've done some of it off camera and only some of it on camera. What do over do you want?
TREY GOWDY:Well, Chuck it was a voluntary interview. I didn't send the subpoena to Secretary Clinton. It was a voluntary interview, and she wanted it to be in public. I wrote a letter several months ago giving her an option. And she chose public. And that's well within her right.
I can just tell you that of the 50-some odd interviews we have done thus far, the vast majority of them have been private. And you don't see the bickering among the members of Congress and private interviews. You don't see any of that. So the venue that is most constructive--
Given Gowdy's committee's history of selective out-of-context leaks and irrelevant questions (see: Blumenthal, Sidney), of course they want to do this shit in secret! Just last week we saw what happens when the light of day is shined on their proceedings: A jumbled mess of conspiracy theories, irrelevant tangents, and politically-motivated attacks.
It was much easier to work on getting Clinton's poll numbers down when the committee could claim it was merely a non-partisan exercise in truth finding (with a pliant and naive political media playing along with that fantasy). Now? Not so much. Not only have key Republicans admitted the nefarious purpose of the committee, but everyone has now seen it with their own two eyes. And if Republicans were humiliated in the process? That's only because it was so obvious they have nothing.
Remember, this is the same committee that is still petrified at the idea that people will see what really happened during its questioning of Sidney Blumenthal, voting along party lines to keep that truth from the American people. As for the 50 interviews conducted in private? Release those, too! And the attendance logs as well, so we can see which Republicans showed up when a non-Clinton personality was on the hot seat. Looking at you, Trey.