Sam Sorbo, guest host on the Andrea Tantaros show, had Ben Barrack on today to discuss the recent controversy surrounding the 60 Minutes piece on Benghazi that aired on October 27th and narrated by Lara Logan. In the days after that airing, the Washington Post reported that one of the individuals interviewed by Logan – Morgan Jones (pseudonym) – gave an account that was inconsistent with an incident report attributed to him.
Jones told viewers that he ran to the compound to help and later saw Christopher Stevens’ body at the hospital. His incident report said he never went to the compound and only saw Stevens’ body via a cellphone photo.
He has since admitted that he lied about standing down because it would have meant disobeying orders. Jones insists that his account on 60 Minutes was correct.
If, in fact, Jones is telling the truth now, an attempt by media entities like Media Matters, the Washington Post, the New York Times, etc. to discredit Jones may ultimately backfire.
In his capacity on the night of 9/11, Jones was a contractor / employee of the U.S. State Department. This would have meant that in addition to the CIA Annex personnel being told to stand down, that State Department workers were so ordered as well. Such a reality would push stand down orders above both State and CIA.
Can you say “Office of the President”?