Republican Benghazi panel member defends hearing

Republican Benghazi panel member defends hearing
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Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDems digging into Trump finances post-Mueller Overnight Health Care: DOJ charges doctors over illegal opioid prescriptions | Cummings accuses GOP of obstructing drug pricing probe | Sanders courts Republican voters with 'Medicare for All' | Dems probe funding of anti-abortion group Cummings accuses Oversight Republicans of obstructing drug price probe 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 ClintonDavis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? 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.”