Congressman Elijah Cummings blasts Congressman Darrell Issa – topic: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – click

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(Press release below from Ranking Member Elijah Cummings….emailed to me by my FNC colleague Chad Pergram)

Cummings to Issa: Apologize and Withdraw Baseless Accusation

That Clinton Personally Ordered Panetta to “Stand Down” in Benghazi


Washington, D.C. (Feb. 21, 2014) – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wrote a letter to Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa insisting that he formally apologize and immediately withdraw baseless accusations he made against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a campaign swing through New Hampshire this week designed to “shape the debate for 2016.” After asking why “there was not one order given to turn on one Department of Defense asset,” Issa stated: “I have my suspicions, which is Secretary Clinton told Leon [Panetta] to stand down.”


Cummings wrote:


“The definition of treason is the betrayal of allegiance owed to one’s country, and your statements seem to accuse former Secretary Clinton of this offense. You suggest that Secretary Clinton directed the Secretary of Defense of the United States to intentionally withhold military assistance that may have saved the lives of one of her own ambassadors and three other brave Americans serving their country. Your accusations are beyond the pale, and you should immediately retract them and issue a public apology.”