On Scott Rasmussen’s “What America Thinks,” House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat, contended that Thursday’s Benghazi hearing didn’t vindicate Republican charges of a cover up.
“As powerful as the testimony was emotionally, it didn’t shed a lot of new light on the accusations that the Republican chairman has been making that there was some kind of a cover up or that there was some nefarious conspiracy involving the secretary of state,” Schiff said. “Not a lot of new information in the hearing, some interesting details, but none of the allegations of the committee really borne out, I think.”
The Obama administration has been under fire for the revisions made to the talking points that were eventually given to Ambassador Susan Rice regarding the attacks. In a fractious, and at times hostile, press conference on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pushed back against reporters asking why so many revisions were made to those talking points, especially for the editing out of references to specific terrorist organizations.
Four members of the American consulate, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed on Sept. 11, 2012 when the the diplomatic compound came under assault by a heavily armed force in the Benghazi, Libya.