Fox and Friends is suddenly skeptical over Republican claims that the Obama administration and the entire U.S. government were part of a massive conspiracy to cover-up the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya in an effort to re-elect the President.
Monday morning Rep. Jassen Chaffetz (R-UT) appeared on the show. Chaffetz is a regular fixture on cable television and a staunch critic of how Obama handed the attacks.
Chaffetz said, “We were certainly misled at every step of the way” then delved into a conspiracy which involves intentionally not protecting American citizens.
Via Think Progress:
BRIAN KILMEADE: Are you saying that admiral Pickering and Mullen are complicit because they did the review board? Are you saying that the CIA is complicit because they allowed their talking points to be edited? … What about Admiral Mullen and Pickering? Why would they sacrifice their reputation for a report that isn’t accurate? [...]
STEVE DOOCY: Congressman, it sounds like what you’ve described, it sounds like there has been a cover-up, but what were they trying to cover up? [...]
GRETCHEN CARLSON: But Congressman, it’s an interesting question because it does involve so many high-level people. You had the former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta — who was revered by both sides of the fence — coming out and saying, ‘hey, we couldn’t have gotten anybody there.’ So you have him on the line. You have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, President Obama, Admiral Mullen. Would all of these people go to bat just to get President Obama reelected?
KILMEADE: What about David Petraeus?
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