Benghazi has broken, you guys! Schieffer says it’s a story, and when Schieffer speaks you can hear the knees knocking in Luckenbach. Bob Schieffer? S-C-H… Geezer, CBS Sunday mornings…? Face the Nat… Yeah, that Bob Schieffer.
“Today, there is new information raising questions about whether there was a cover-up by the State Department to deflect criticism that it had ignored requests for more security for its people in Libya.” [Read]
Anyway, Bob’s decided someone maybe should look into this whole Benghazi mess and the State Department and Hillary Clint— Waitaminute! Nobody said anything about Hillar—uh, Secretary Clinton. Has anyone suggested Secretary Clinton is guilty of any wrongdoing? Huh? Huh? Huh? Fox News? So, see, no story there.
But CBS will investigate further… Stay tuned… Fifteen months… Not a day more… We’ll get to the bottom of this… we promise…
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. [Read]
That’s Darrell Issa, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, who wouldn’t, yet, have any idea whatsoever why the Obama administration would want to cover up a major al Qaeda terrorist attack in the middle of an election, after the president told everybody al Qaeda was toast.
Of course Issa is doing his best to keep politics out of his investigation of a purely political strategy on the part of Barack Obama to cover up his ineptitude and pro-Islamic sympathies during the election. Because Republicans play fair or something.
Andrea Tantaros predicted on The Five last week that Benghazi would not be an issue with the media if Clinton runs, but if the Republicans can’t make headlines out of this the RNC deserves to have stake driven through its heart.