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Trey Gowdy's Takedown of NY Times Report: 'It Only Took 15 Months for Them to Figure Out How to Spell Benghazi


"Whether it was al Qaeda or a subsidiary or a holding company or a limited partnership, to quote Hillary Clinton, 'What difference does it make?'"

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, argues a point as the House Oversight Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., meets in a politically contentious session to vote on whether to compel Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner to testify about the extra scrutiny the IRS gave to tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in Washington, Friday, June 28, 2013. Lerner, the IRS supervisor who headed the tax-exempt division, appeared before the Republican-controlled panel with her attorney May 22 but cited her constitutional right to not answer questions and left after a dramatic standoff. The Oversight Committee contends Lerner forfeited her right to remain silent by making opening remarks at last month's hearing. Credit: AP

Trey Gowdy, the fiery Republican Congressman from South Carolina, slammed the New York Times' controversial Benghazi report on Monday, which he claims is an inaccurate and politically motivated account of the terror attack that claimed the lives of four Americans.

"First of all, I want to congratulate The New York Times. It only took 15 months for them to figure out how to spell Benghazi," Gowdy said in an interview on Fox News. "So, in another 15 months, maybe their reporting will actually catch up with the truth."

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questions a witness during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's hearing on Benghazi on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. House Republicans insist the Obama administration is covering up information about the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, rejecting administration assurances to the contrary and stoking a controversy with implications for the 2016 presidential race. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

The New York Times report on Benghazi suggests there is no evidence linking al Qaeda to the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. compound in Libya. The report also revives the long-debunked claim that the attacks were sparked by an anti-Islam video, even though intelligence officials have asserted it was a methodically planned assault.

"Whether it was al Qaeda or a subsidiary or a holding company or a limited partnership, to quote Hillary Clinton, 'What difference does it make?' Who cares whether it was al Qaeda proper or a subsidiary? Four Americans are dead, and it wasn't a spontaneous reaction to a video. It was planned," Gowdy said.

Watch the video via Fox News below:

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(H/T: HuffPost)


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