The report in question focused on an interview with former security contractor Dylan Davies who took part in fighting the mission in Benghazi and had first hand knowledge of the failures of the Administration and the Secretary of State, Hillary “What difference does it make” Clinton. Davies spoke of rushing to the scene of the attack where U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens (#wewillneverforget) was killed and striking one attacker in the head with the butt of his rifle.
Along with the staff shakeup, CBS released the results of an internal review in an attempt to save face for the crumbling program. “The ’60 Minutes’ journalistic review is concluded, and we are implementing ongoing changes based on its results”, a CBS News spokeswomen said.
While the network declined further comment on exactly what changes were to be implemented, internal sources at CBS have confirmed extensive discussions between the White House and CBS executives prior to the announcement. Our source, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the discussions as follows:
“There were several meetings with members of the Administration at CBS headquarters here in New York. The whole scene was surreal. Several black SUVs would be ushered into the underground parking garage. The occupants would not enter through the front doors, rather they would be led to the freight elevators in the back and up to the top floor. While I was not present in the meetings I could see them taking place in the conference room and things seem to be extremely heated. I would say this happened at least three times since the report aired in late October.”
Congressional Republicans have insisted on getting to the bottom of Obama’s involvement and subsequent comments meant to mislead the American people. Five GOP-led House committees have investigated, demanded document and witnesses, etc but have been met only with resistance from the Administration.