U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy's high-profile chairmanship of a panel tasked with investigating the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, may provide a lot of red meat for Republicans looking to weaken former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's chances at the White House.
But Gowdy, according to Politico's Michael Hirsh, "sounds less like the Grand Inquistor and more like the fair-minded judge that he has long aspired to be."
"Contrary to all rumor and innuendo, Gowdy says he is completely open to the idea that Hillary may have done nothing wrong while secretary of state. He has publicly pointed out 'gaps' that go for months in the materials she has provided on Benghazi. But he insists he’s not accusing her of anything; he just doesn’t know yet, he says."