FBI Report Contradicts Benghazi 'Witness'
Dylan Davies told Bureau he never made it to consulate
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 8, 2013 7:49 AM CST
In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a Libyan man investigates the inside of the U.S. Consulate after an attack that killed four Americans.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

(Newser) – CBS' 60 Minutes today backpedaled away from an attention-grabbing report on the Benghazi consulate attack that it aired two weeks ago, saying it had "learned of new information that undercuts the account" of its key source, a security officer who was protecting the US mission when it was attacked. Dylan Davies, using the pseudonym Morgan Jones, criticized the compound's defenses, amidst an action-packed account in which he raced to the consulate, climbed a 12-foot-wall, and knocked an extremist out with the butt of his gun. He's put out a book with the same story, published by Simon and Schuster—which is owned by CBS.

But when the FBI interviewed him, Davies said he'd sat out the attack, instead remaining at the villa where he lived, the New York Times revealed last night. That interview is "completely consistent" with the incident report Davies filed with Blue Mountain, the security contractor he worked for. That incident report was leaked to the Washington Post last week, but Davies called it a lie put out by the "big people" he was upsetting, and CBS stood by him. Now, though, the network appears to have taken down the video, and says it may yank the book as well.

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pepperpete
Nov 19, 2013 10:56 PM CST
When will someone get fed up with this circus and do something. This administration has done more misdeeds than Clinton and Nixon combined.
Lou Bernardo
Nov 12, 2013 10:06 AM CST
With the Obama Lie Machine and the Obama media's distortion of the facts, it's hard to believe anything about anything anymore coming from the government. Even the FBI leaves much to questions, starting with all the Clinton cover-ups.
BrushMan
Nov 8, 2013 12:22 PM CST
Everything the Obamas are associated with seems to be scandalous. Like when Mrs. O suggested that kids eat healthy diets and exercise more. And just how about that White House garden and the two dogs? It never ends with that bunch of Muslim squatters.