Famed journalist Bob Woodward on Friday said he would not dismiss the investigation into last year’s attack in Benghazi, Libya, comparing the emails released by the White House earlier this week to the political scandal he helped break.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Woodward said he disagreed with the notion that the controversy surrounding the deadly attack is motivated purely by politics. He said that the emails detailing the revised Benghazi talking points reminded him of Watergate transcripts that were selectively edited by former President Richard Nixon.
“I have to go back 40 years to Watergate when Nixon put out his edited transcripts of the conversations and he personally went through them and said, ‘Oh, let’s not tell this, let’s not show this,'” Woodward recalled. “I would not dismiss Benghazi. It’s a very serious issue.”
Earlier in the interview, Woodward said that it was premature to compare the scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of conservative groups to Watergate.
“I know there have been these comparisons to Watergate. I would say not yet,” he told the panel.