A recent “bombshell” story that was run by CBS’s 60 Minutes on the Benghazi debacle has hit a bit of an anti-climactic note this week, after it was revealed that the main subject of the story lied about his whereabouts the day of the attack that killed four Americans.
Using the pseudonym “Morgan Jones,” the man’s account of what happened at the embassy compound in Benghazi Libya was sure to embolden conspiracy theorists who claim that the Obama Administration “stood down” during the attack, enabling an Al Qaeda induced slaughter to take place.
In the 60 Minutes piece, Jones explained how he raced to the siege, even striking a jihadist with the butt of his rifle while on route in a vain attempt to save those who were killed.
But a Washington Post report has cast doubt on the credibility of Jones, whose real name is Dylan Davies:
But in a written account that Jones, whose real name was confirmed as Dylan Davies by several officials who worked with him in Benghazi, provided to his employer three days after the attack, he told a different story of his experiences that night.
In Davies’s 21 / 2-page incident report to Blue Mountain, the Britain-based contractor hired by the State Department to handle perimeter security at the compound, he wrote that he spent most of that night at his Benghazi beach-side villa. Although he attempted to get to the compound, he wrote in the report, “we could not get anywhere near .?.?. as roadblocks had been set up.”
He learned of Stevens’s death, Davies wrote, when a Libyan colleague who had been at the hospital came to the villa to show him a cellphone picture of the ambassador’s blackened corpse. Davies wrote that he visited the still-smoking compound the next day to view and photograph the destruction.
Once again, another piece in the Benghazi conspiracy theory crumbles. But it’s not likely to sway the cabal of fringe GOP politicians who’ve chosen to run the story into the ground.
Read the entire Washington Post piece here.
Watch the original 60 Minutes piece in the video below: