60 Minutes Reviewing Source In Benghazi Report

By: CBS/WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: CBS/WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

(CBS/WIBW) CBS News issued a statement Thursday night, saying it is looking into a source features in a recent 60 Minutes report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

The statement reads:

60 Minutes has learned of new information that undercuts the account told to us by Morgan Jones of his actions on the night of the attack on the Benghazi compound.

We are currently looking into this serious matter to determine if he misled us, and if so, we will make a correction.

In the 60 Minutes segment, Jones, a security contractor, told correspondent Lara Logan that he had an active role during the fighting. He also told Logan he saw the body of ambassador Christopher Stevens in the hospital.

The Washington Post has since reported that Jones real name is Dylan Davies.

The Post also reported that Davies completed an incident report that contradicted elements of the account he told Logan.

Logan told the New York Times that she spent a year investigating the Benghazi attacks and that her report came under fire because of the intense political fighting surrounding the attack.

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