I interpret Bob Schieffer’s opening statement as an open admission of the epic fail of his own personal attempts, and those of his colleagues, in trying to bury the Benghazi scandal.
BestViews4Life: Published on May 5, 2013
On this week’s Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer tackled “the story that just won’t go away.” Benghazi. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) joined Schieffer to discuss the investigation into the original review — as well as the witnesses who some say were intimidated into not coming forward. Schieffer offered glimpses of investigators’ interview with one of those witnesses.
Schieffer questioned why administration officials would run with a storyline (the attack grew out of a protest) when officials in Libya had completely different information about the situation immediately. Issa underlined that as being a central question, but noted that they haven’t been able to decipher a motivation behind the administration’s actions.
At various points throughout the segment, Schieffer offered excerpts from an interview with Gregory Hicks, a diplomat who told investigators he thought the attack was “a terrorist attack from the get-go.” He added that “everybody in the mission” thought that too. Hicks is one of the witnesses called to testify this week before the House Oversight Committee.
Issa further said that a possible coverup may be involved, in regard to the requests for additional security — but that it’s likely something bigger than that. “The war on terror is very much alive,” he asserted, mentioning officials who may want to downplay concerns.
*”Deface The Nation” H/T Mark Levin