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60 Minutes' Benghazi "Eyewitness" Was Nowhere Near Terrorist Attack

Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 1:27:16 pm

Media Matters

A security subcontractor who gave his account to CBS "60 Minutes" of the events leading up to the fatal attack at Benghazi had previously told his employers he was nowhere near the diplomatic compound at the time, according to a Washington Post report.

The Oct. 27 television report was based on a yearlong investigation by reporter Lara Logan and producer Max McCellan and featured an interview with a man identified by the pseudonym "Morgan Jones," who was described as "a security officer who witnessed the attack."

A Fox News correspondent said the following day that the network had been working on a story with the same security officer, but those efforts ended when he asked for money in exchange for his participation.

More: Report: Benghazi Witness Was Nowhere Near Diplomatic Compound During Terrorist Attack

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