Carl Bernstein Accuses Benghazi Committee of ‘McCarthyism’

‘I think this was a reckless and outrageous hearing and the process is’

COOPER: “Carl, you covered a lot of Hillary Clinton and you've seen a lot of hearings over the years. What do you make of this?”
BERNSTEIN: “I thought we got a great look at who President Hillary Clinton would be for the first time, we're kind of competence and kind of command over the whole scene that she was being asked to testify under. She knew the issues. There was nuance about her positions. It was very impressive given what she was up against and the other thing is I think you have to go back to Joe McCarthy, to the House on American committee to find a process as abusive in a congressional hearing as this one was.”
COOPER: “You think you go back to McCarthy here.”
BERNSTEIN: “Yeah I do. I think this was a reckless and outrageous hearing and the process is. That said, she has a problem with stonewalling on the question of these e-mails and her server. The FBI is looking at it and that's probably the appropriate place. But I think we got a real look at who Hillary Clinton would be as president. How she -- her comportment, her composure, the new ones in terms of policy, her familiarity with the issues down in the weeds. The fact she had been on the senate arms services committee and what she knows about the world and policy. I thought we got a look at somebody we never saw before.”

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