Whistle-blower: Botched talking points hurt FBI probe of Benghazi attack

Posted by on May 08, 2013 at 8:48 pm

A key Benghazi whistle-blower, responding to Democratic claims that the prolonged scrutiny over the administration’s botched talking points is unwarranted, testified Wednesday that the early mischaracterization of the attack may have actually hurt the FBI’s investigation.

“I definitely believe that it negatively affected our ability to get the FBI team quickly to Benghazi,” said Greg Hicks, the deputy chief of mission in Libya who became the top U.S. diplomat in the country after Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed. He claimed the Libyan president was angered by the mischaracterization, in turn slowing the U.S. probe.

The claim was one of several new accounts given at Wednesday’s high-profile hearing where three whistle-blowers testified.

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2 Responses to “Whistle-blower: Botched talking points hurt FBI probe of Benghazi attack”

  1. MT Geoff on 9/09/13 at 11:43 am

    “Botched talking points…” would imply that the points were made in error. The talking points were willful lies from the time they were created. We’ve known this since around Oct 1.