Intelligence Committee Member: ‘We Thoroughly Dispute’ NY Times Benghazi Report

‘We are not quite as used to this kind of political machine as the president and the Clintons have. So I think they’re just laying the groundwork, trying to absolve her’

DOOCY: “Well you just brought it up; perhaps they put it out there for political reasons. What kind of political reasons?”
WESTMORELAND: “Well, you know, I think this thing is eventually going to fall back on the State Department when all the truth gets out there. Of course, Secretary Clinton was in charge at the time and there is just now a lot of rumors going and pushing about her running for president in 2016. So I think they're already laying the groundwork. We are not quite as used to this kind of political machine as the president and the Clintons have, and so I think they're just laying the groundwork, trying to absolve her from the lack of security that was sent over there, and the number of requests for security that was turned down. And so I think they're trying to take the pressure off her and the Administration, quite frankly.”
DOOCY: “Sure. Your comments echo what our e-mailers are saying. They say it sure kind of smells fishy. Before you go, Congressman, I want to make sure I understand. You feel from what you have heard behind closed doors, and I know a lot of it is secret, you can't reveal it, but the New York Times says al-Qaeda, nor other terrorist outfits involved. Is that wrong?”
WESTMORELAND: "Yes, sir. Absolutely.”

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