Saturday, October 24, 2015

High drama at Congressional hearings

I've never been a big fan of Hillary Clinton, but I sympathize with anyone who has to withstand an 11-hour Congressional (about all things Benghazi) hearing.

It was grilling and exhausting.

It was extremely partisan.

It was at times picking at nit. It was as if Republican Congressmen (prosecutors?) were intent on derailing her path to the presidency.

Hillary, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, endured. And she did pretty well--if you take to heart what the pundits say.

Nothing striking about Benghazi (that hadn't already been disclosed) came out of the marathon hearing.

That said, there WERE some things that troubled me.

Why, for instance, has she said repeatedly that she's revealed almost all her emails (95 percent of them) if that's not the case? Congressman Trey Gowdy, chair of the committee, for example, questioned her about where she has come up with the 95 percent number? Hillary's fuzzy response: her attorneys and others in government handled the email disclosures.

And I don't think we've heard the last about one Sidney Blumenthal--Hillary's most prolific emailer. Who was/is this guy? And why'd he zap so many messages (which Ms. Clinton said were "unsolicited") to the former secretary of state?

One committee member (a Republican) commented in the hearing that something didn't smell right.

Do you think that Hillary Clinton has been totally transparent about Benghazi and her emails?

Or is she hiding something?

I've heard she erased her personal email server.

Totally transparent?