Republican Benghazi panel member defends hearing

Republican Benghazi panel member defends hearing
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Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Booker, Merkley propose federal facial recognition moratorium Ex-Ohio State wrestler claims Jim Jordan asked him to deny abuse allegations MORE (R-Ohio), a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Sunday defended the panel's investigation, following a contentious hearing with former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOmar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat Bernie Sanders's Super Tuesday problem Democrats worried about Trump's growing strength MORE.


"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace questioned Jordan on what new information was learned from the marathon testimony the Democratic presidential front-runner gave on Thursday.

“I think it is new to tell the American people that she said something completely different in private,” he said. “She was telling the truth in private, she was telling spin to the American people.”

After the 2012 terrorist attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Clinton said the attack was in response to a film, but her emails later showed that she had told her daughter Chelsea that the attack was planned.

Jordan said Clinton and her team have refused to allow a neutral third party to examine any deleted emails that are found by the FBI.

“So we have her doing all this spin the night of the attack and now when it comes to her emails she gets to determine which ones are work related and which ones aren’t  and she won’t let some neutral party review them,” he said. “It calls into question her evaluation of those emails. That’s why it’s relevant.”