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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:58 PM

GOP Rep. Who Pushed 60 Minutes' Benghazi Story Thinks "Their Error Is On Them"


One Republican lawmaker who cited the recent 60 Minutes Benghazi story as a reason to appoint a select committee on the 2012 attack has no regrets about championing a report that has since been retracted.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) had previously said the 60 Minutes story, including information provided by the now-discredited "witness" Dylan Davies, demonstrated the need for a select committee to be appointed to investigate Benghazi. His press secretary, Jill Shatzen, said the CBS report's dissolution had not changed his position.

"He definitely still wants a select committee," she told Media Matters just hours after 60 Minutes had acknowledged the story was wrong and apologized. "Our position on Benghazi hasn't changed. What happened with the 60 Minutes piece is on CBS and 60 Minutes." She said Wolf had been urging a select committee "long before the 60 Minutes piece came out anyway. There are several things that came out in the media pointing to the need for a select committee."


The offices of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rep, Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA.), and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), all of whom previously highlighted the report, did not respond to requests for comment.

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Somebody told CBS that Davies' FBI report matched his book and his report to CBS. Somebody important enough that CBS didn't bother talking to its FBI sources. Was that somebody one or more of these GOPers? I think that should be investigated.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 03:01 PM

1. They were caught like punks.

We need to investigate the investigators.

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