“60 Minutes” Getting Ready to Eat Crow Over Benghazi Report

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From the New York Times earlier today:

Dylan Davies, a security officer hired to help protect the United States Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, told the F.B.I. he did not go there the night terrorists attacked it on Sept. 11, 2012, an account that contradicts a version of events he gave in a recently published book and in an interview to the CBS News program “60 Minutes.”

From CBS a few minutes ago:

60 Minutes has learned of new information that undercuts the account told to us by [Davies] of his actions on the night of the attack on the Benghazi compound. We are currently looking into this serious matter to determine if he misled us, and if so, we will make a correction.

Roger that. I’ll be waiting for an extensive investigation into how 60 Minutes let itself get snookered yet again.

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