Gowdy Unsure Committee Learned Anything From Clinton Testimony

October 23, 2015 7:15 a.m.

This post has been updated.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the chair of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, struggled on Thursday night to explain what new information the panel received from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony.

During a press conference after the 11-hour hearing with Clinton, a reporter asked Gowdy what new information he gathered.

“Uhh–” Gowdy said, pausing before launching into his response.

“I think some of Jimmy Jordan’s questioning — well, when you say new today, we knew some of that already. We knew about the emails,” he said. “In terms of her testimony? I don’t know that she testified that much differently today than she has the previous time she testified.”

Earlier in the press conference, when asked to name the most revelatory piece of information revealed in the hearing, Gowdy said “everybody’s going to have their own perspective on that.”

He then said that during the hearing, members asked Clinton about security incidents and requests, noting that Clinton said she had staffers in charge of dealing with those issues. He then said that Clinton did not have people and processes in place for every issue related to foreign consulates.

Watch part of Gowdy’s post-hearing comments:

H/t Mediaite

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