Once again, a Fox guest completely unwinds the idea that there was a "stand-down" order that was intended to ensure the death of the ambassador and three others in Benghazi two years ago.
Roger Ailes should just quit trying to flog this dead horse. Media Matters:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) called out Fox News' favorite Benghazi lawyer, Victoria Toensing, for her "unfortunate" and untrue allegations about the 2012 attacks and subsequent investigations.
Fox & Friends invited Toensing on its September 9 program to weigh in on the network's latest attempt to revive the repeatedly debunked myth of a "stand down" order issued to three CIA security personnel in Benghazi.
Toensing dismissed the fact that both the House Intelligence Committee and various investigations determined that no such stand down order was issued, claiming the State Department had worked to undermine and "vilif[y]" the security personnel and Benghazi witnesses. According to Toensing, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee "harassed" the security contractors when they gave their testimony on Benghazi, pressuring them not to write about their experiences.
Rep. Mike Rogers, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, shot down Toensing's accusations in a later segment on Fox & Friends. Rogers debunked the notion of any stand down order, and though he refrained from mentioning Toensing by name, he called out "lawyers who have a financial interest in this, certainly making allegations that are far from true."
As icing on the cake, the authors sent out a tweet denying Toensing's representation:
Just to remind, the book title is 13 Hours In Benghazi. I'd wager Fox News has spent ten times those hours trying to convince everyone there's a reason to keep believing this was anything other than a tragedy that sometimes happens when diplomatic personnel are in countries that aren't always friendly to Americans.
Give it up, already.