Looking back on last week’s scandal-frenzy, it’s remarkable how it began with Republicans convinced they’d found the evidence to prove they had not been wasting everyone’s time over Benghazi!for months and months, and ended with that “evidence” proving to be spurious quotes from White House email leaked to ABC’s Jonathan Karl by members of the very political prosecution team that’s promoting this “story” to begin with. Rarely have so many congratulatory cigars exploded so quickly.

Here’s Paul Glastris summing it all up on the McLaughlin Group:

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.