Jonah Goldberg: Benghazi's smoking guns
But it's worth remembering that Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't get their information from the talking points. They got their information earlier and from much higher authorities, like then-CIA Director David Petraeus. The CIA believed the attacks were terrorist-driven early on. According to ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl, when Petraeus finally saw the talking points, he thought they were useless.
But in a very serious way, so is the cover-up.
As Washington Examiner columnist Byron York notes, the Republican obsession with the smoking gun stems from the fact that "they are captive to the Washington mind-set that the cover-up is always worse than the crime."
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