Bill O’Reilly: ‘Someone Misled the World’ About Benghazi
Bill O’Reilly discussed tomorrow’s Benghazi hearing in his Talking Points Memo, stressing that the assassination of four Americans is a very important story.
“Someone misled the world about the terror attack, and now, a year and a half later, we still don’t know why we were misled or who designed the deception,” he said.
O’Reilly asked President Obama on Super Bowl Sunday if Leon Panetta told him that the incident was a terrorist attack. Obama has not clarified that, and Panetta won’t answer questions.
Tomorrow, then-deputy CIA Director Michael Morell will testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee. It is alleged that he was behind the bogus information put out by the administration.
Reports say that a memo was allegedly issued on Sept. 15, 2012 by the CIA station chief in Libya, which said the attack was not due to any escalation of protests. Morell may be in trouble because the administration then sent Ambassador Susan Rice out to tell the world that intense protests may have incited the attack.
At the time, Obama was running for re-election.
“So there could have been a political motivation to keep terrorists out of the Benghazi debacle,” O’Reilly said. “If the Obama administration lied, that’s an abuse of power. If the CIA cooperated in the lie, that’s an abuse of power.”
“If that CIA memo counters what Ambassador Rice said, then all hell should break loose, even with an apathetic media,” he said.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers spoke to O’Reilly about the hearing. Watch the Talking Points Memo and Rogers’ interview in the video above.
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