CNN’s “Reliable Sources” discussed the credibility of last Sunday’s “60 Minutes” report about the 9/11/12 attacks in Benghazi. (Clip below.) Lara Logan‘s report relied on the eyewitness account of Dylan Davies, a British security contractor at the time, who went by the name Morgan Jones for the CBS report, and as the author of a book on the subject.
An official incident report differs from the version of events Davies’ writes about in his book, and conveyed to Logan. It also differs from the accounts that Davies gave to the FBI and various other U.S. agencies. Last night, Davies told the Daily Beast he’s being smeared, perhaps by the U.S. State Department.
“60 Minutes,” caught between Davies’ account and what the government says really happened, has not responded. Media Matters has already called on CBS News to retract the report.
Rep. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), who has called for new hearings on Benghazi based on the inconsistent stories, told “Fox News Sunday’s” Chris Wallace, “I don’t want to hear from any more British people about Benghazi. I want to hear from Americans who were there. If he’s lying, I want to know that. But give to me the full information he provided to our government.”