Clinton campaign calls Benghazi panel a ‘charade’

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign has denounced the House Select Committee on the 2012 Benghazi attack as a “charade.”

In a video released on Wednesday, the Clinton campaign accuses the committee and its Republican chairman of wasting taxpayer money on politics.

The video says the Benghazi Select Committee is “spending $8,000 a day in taxpayer money to keep digging” things about the attack on the US diplomatic compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi that left four US diplomats, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead.

“How long will Republicans keep spending tax dollars on this political charade?” it says.

The video puts together clips, mostly from Fox News, where anchors comment on the incident or question politicians on the committee’s motivations.

Fox News anchors reveal that the committee’s report will be postponed until 2016 and ask Representative Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the committee, why questions to former Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal about Clinton’s 2008 campaign were “relevant.”

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