Thursday’s Benghazi hearing proved to be nothing more than another Republican-led witch hunt turned circus act. House Select Committee on Benghazi Chair Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) argued about stupid semantics, while Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) called for Hillary Clinton’s correspondence with Sidney Blumenthal to be completely released, along with Blumenthal’s complete testimony.

Gowdy has been cherry-picking which emails to share during the hearings in an attempt to make Clinton and Blumenthal both look bad. Republicans say that the hearings aren’t political. What a crock. This has become the most pathetic political investigation in history, and it’s obvious to everyone, including the GOP.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced