McCain backs away from Benghazi conspiracy theory

Sen. John McCain, an erstwhile leader of Republican efforts to malign the Obama administration for its initial reactions to the Benghazi matter, is now BEATING A RETREAT in the face of growing evidence that belies his conspiracy theory:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) today issued a statement essentially conceding that he was wrong in accusing the White House of changing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s talking points on Benghazi for political purposes.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers last week that the CIA’s assessment that al Qaeda was responsible for the Sept. 11 attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi was taken out of Rice’s talking points after an interagency review. McCain and his allies then claimed the White House took out the talking points because it supposedly undercut the Obama administration’s narrative that it had severely weakened al Qaeda.

But Intelligence officials told CNN yesterday that the intelligence community was responsible for the changes made to Rice’s talking points. The Director of National Intelligence spokesperson said that the White House did not make any “substantive changes.”



  1. Brian Opsahl

    Just like the election and everything I have been telling every republican that will listen….Fox is nothing but liars and again this proves it…and John MCain owes that girl an appology for sure after all those lies he and Fox have been telling for over 2 weeks now…

  2. mccain is an idiot any way. hell i have to put up with this clown till he dies.

  3. Brian Opsahl

    MCain turned into that guy that yells at your kids to get off his lawn,while standing there in his PJs ….lol

  4. McCain has to work with Obama I do not .Our President or someone with his approval is responsible for changing the talking points (no- brainer).I do not need to prove it the man lies about everything else. They can not run away from Benghazi fast enough. That is why no one has been caught another broken promise./Tune into fox now for the latest

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