Poll: Majority of Americans Believe White House 'Deliberately Misled' on Benghazi
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton reacted this morning to a new poll that points to deep distrust between the American people and the Obama administration over the Benghazi attack.
In a Quinnipiac University survey this week, 52% said they believe the American people were deliberately misled by the government about what happened on Sept. 11, 2012, when four Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate.
That's up 11 points from December 2012. Back then, 47% believed that the government had shared the facts of the incident, but now 37% believed that to be the case.
Almost 60% of independents surveyed in the poll believe they were deliberately misled.
Bolton says the American people have started to realize that the Obama administration's narrative about terrorism and Benghazi doesn't "fit with reality."
"The administration's line that the war on terror has been over and we can handle terrorist attacks by indicting them and trying them in federal court is wrong too. I think that's really a much bigger problem for the administration. Benghazi is the tip of the iceberg, but there's more," he said.
Watch the full discussion above, including Bolton's thoughts on potential changes to NSA surveillance.