Senator Lindsay Graham (R., S.C.) described a report on the Benghazi terrorist attack that was released by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee as “full of crap” because it “absolves” the intelligence community of wrongdoing.
“The House Intelligence Committee is doing a lousy job policing their own,” Graham said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday morning. “But, as to our friends on the Intel Committee in the House, I don’t buy the idea that the agency did not mislead the Congress, because I was there when they misled me.”
Graham said that Mike Morrell, when he was acting director of the CIA, claimed that the FBI changed the administration’s taking points about the attack to eliminate any reference to al Qaeda. Morell later admitted that he had made the changes.
“I’m saying that anybody who has followed Benghazi at all knows that the CIA deputy director did not come forward to tell Congress what role he played in changing the talking points. And the only way we knew he was involved is when he told a representative at the White House, I’m going to do a hard review of this, a hard rewrite.”
Graham told National Review Online that he wants the Senate to establish a select committee to join the House Select Committee on Benghazi currently led by Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) and Representative Elijah Cummings (D., Md.).