McCaskill on Russia Taliban Bounty Story: ‘Makes Benghazi Look Like Playing with Toys’
MCCASKILL: “This should be a bipartisan briefing of — if you don’t want the whole Senate, then it should certainly be the Intelligence Committee, with Gina Haspel answering questions. It should certainly be the Armed Services Committee with Esper answering questions. It should certainly be the Foreign Relations Committee with Pompeo answering questions. And it should be Republicans and Democrats. But the notion that they are asking the Republicans to run up to the White House to get their political instructions, to learn how to lie for this President at a moment that Putin has the price on the heads of our military in Afghanistan. This is a scandal — I mean, they wanted to make a big deal about Benghazi? This makes Benghazi look like playing with toys. This is a big deal and they are not treating it like it’s a big deal."