Dem Spills The Questions GOPers Asked Blumenthal During Secret Testimony (VIDEO)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) revealed Thursday during a public hearing of the Benghazi House committee what kinds of questions his Republican colleagues asked Hillary Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal during closed door testimony earlier this year.

Clinton was interrogated for hours Thursday by the House committee convened to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya.

Blumenthal testified before the committee in June, but his interrogation was conducted in secret.

Schiff said he couldn’t release the transcript of Blumenthal’s testimony himself, but could discuss “Sidney Blumenthal by the numbers.”

“Republicans asked more than 160 questions about Mr. Blumenthal’s relationship with and communications with the Clinton Foundation,” Schiff said. “But less than 20 questions about the Benghazi attacks.

“Republicans asked more than 50 questions about the Clinton foundation,” he said. “But only four questions about the security in Benghazi.”

“Republicans asked more than 270 questions about Blumenthal’s alleged business activities in Libya but no questions about the U.S. presence in Benghazi,” Schiff said.

Schiff added that Republicans asked about the liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America, which Blumenthal worked for, but didn’t ask about Ambassador Chris Stevens or other U.S. personnel who were killed in the Benghazi attack.

Watch Schiff’s comments:

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