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Dem Congressman: Benghazi Talking Points Were ‘Scrubbed’


The Obama administration’s prepared talking points following the terrorist attacks in Benghazi were “false” and “scrubbed” of essential information, Representative Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) said on Fox News Sunday.

“I don’t know what the process was there, but absolutely they were false, they were wrong,” said Lynch, a member of the House Oversight Committee, which will hold a hearing on the Beghazi attacks this week, on May 8. “There were no protests outside of the Benghazi compound there. This was a deliberate and strategic attack on the consulate there. So any statements that this was sort of like the other protests that we saw in Cairo and other embassies, that was not this type of case.”

Lynch said that U.N. ambassador Susan Rice provided “false information” about the attacks during her now-infamous round of appearances on the Sunday-talk-show circuit in September 2012. “It was scrubbed. It was totally inaccurate,” he said. “What they tried to do is harmonize what happened in Benghazi with what happened everywhere else across the Middle East, and that was wrong.”



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