I don’t know outside of Grahamnesty and McCain, I don’t see any energy for a select committee.
I must tell you, I got a note last night from the head honcho for a member of Congress. Chief of staff member of Congress, apparently the leadership of the House has told the — folks, now, don’t throw anything at me. According to the note that I got from chief of staff to a member of House last night, the leadership of the House has said to the Republican caucus, “We’re just gonna let Obama take the reins. We’re just going to let Obama lead for a while and see where it ends up before we decide what we need to do.” If that’s accurate, I can tell you the House doesn’t sound like they want to play ball on a select committee on Benghazi. I don’t know about Senator McConnell who runs the Republicans in the Senate. I don’t know where he is on that idea. I don’t know if he’s pro or con. But for all of you who think — for example, folks, get ready here, get ready.
Eli Lake, he has been doing great work, Daily Beast, uncovering what went on in Benghazi and who was saying what. For those of you who think there’s gonna be bombshells with Petraeus testifying and all this, for all of you saying, “Let the testimony under oath begin,” I want you to remember, for a while here it is gonna be the following is operative: No dispute will be resolved in anything other than the Democrats’ favor. It’s just where we are. It’s where we’ve been for I don’t know how long. It’s certainly what happens now.
Eli Lake says that the CIA’s acting director, Michael Morell, will testify today before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and he’s going to say that the CIA never requested any help during Benghazi. He’s going to say that the CIA never requested Europe-based special operation teams, specialized Marine platoons, or armed drones on the night of September 11th in Benghazi. He’s gonna say not only did we not tell anybody to “stand down,” we didn’t ask for any help. I know you’re thinking, wait a minute, we heard just the opposite. You did. We’ll get there in just a second. I’m not through with the details here.