Lawmakers Throw Cold Water On NYT Benghazi Report

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December 29, 2013 9:42 a.m.

This post has been updated.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of House Intelligence Committee, on Sunday cast doubt on the New York Times article that claimed that there is no evidence that al Qaeda had a role in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

“I don’t think it’s complete,” Schiff said of the report on “Fox News Sunday.”

While Schiff conceded that the report provides some insight into the Benghazi attack, he said it doesn’t conclude for sure whether al Qaeda was fully responsible or not involved at all.

“I don’t think either paradigm is really accurate here,” he said. “Intelligence indicates al Qaeda was involved.”

The Times investigation found that the attack was spurred in part by an American anti-Islamic video, a claim with which Rogers disagreed.

“I dispute that, and the intelligence community, to a large volume, disputes that,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

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