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Politico seemingly blamed Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., Monday for outing a CIA source, even though the mistake is entirely the fault of the State Department.

"Gowdy appears to accidentally release CIA source's name Citing 'human error,'" read the Politico headline.

However, the article itself added later, "State Department acknowledges it failed to delete name when clearing email for disclosure."

Gowdy, who heads the Select Committee on Benghazi, has been slowly releasing batches of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails to the public. The releases are part of an effort by the panel to make its ongoing investigation into the events surrounding the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, appear more transparent.

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