'Phony Scandals': CNN to Air Benghazi Special
On Tuesday, August 6th at 10PM ET, CNN's Erin Burnett will host “The Truth About Benghazi: An Erin Burnett Outfront Special Investigation.” The program follows the recent revelation that 35 CIA agents were on the ground in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
Burnett’s colleague Jake Tapper revealed this bombshell on his show The Lead on Thursday night.
The press release did not reveal much information beyond the fact that Burnett will revisit “the night of the attack, the US military response, the latest on the investigation, and the political firestorm in Washington, DC.” CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon and chief national correspondent John King will join her.
Included in the special will be Damon’s interview with one of the key suspects in the attack, Ahmed Abu Khattala. Khattala has not been interviewed by anyone in the US government, which has caused many GOP lawmakers to ask FBI Director James Comey why CNN could talk to the suspect while the FBI has not questioned him yet.
Burnett will also interview the families of the four slain Americans: Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Stevens is the first American ambassador murdered in over 30 years.