The irascible douche now acknowledges there is no evidence that Susan Rice was responsible for editing CIA talking points after the Benghazi attack, and that the DNI gave her what she subsequently went on TV with. End of scandal. No formal retractionor apology of course:
Today’s news comes just a week after McCain went on national television and claimed that Rice’s “talking points came from the White House, not from the DNI. He added on Fox that “I think it’s patently obvious that the talking points that Ambassador Rice had didn’t come from the CIA. It came from the White House.” For weeks, McCain has lambasted the administration forengaging in “either a cover-up or the worst kind of incompetence” on the Benghazi attack.
Of course, McCain believed it was perfectly obvious that Saddam had WMDs in Iraq. And so did I. I’ve learned to wait for the facts a little bit longer before jumping to conclusions of conspiracy or mendacity.
- Soledad O’Brien destroys GOP over Benghazi, Susan Rice (video) (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- McCain backs down attack on Susan Rice’s Benghazi comments (tv.msnbc.com)
- McCain Officially Admits He Was Wrong on Benghazi Without Admitting It (themoderatevoice.com)
- McCain Backs Away From Benghazi Conspiracies (thinkprogress.org)
- John McCain Softens Opposition To Susan Rice Nomination (huffingtonpost.com)
- McCain, Graham keep heat on Rice, but appear to soften attacks (foxnews.com)