McCain Conspiracy Theory About President Obama and Benghazi Quickly Debunked

On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) used the Obama administration's sucessful raid that killed Osama bin Laden as evidence of a cover-up of Benghazi. According to McCain, the President only releases information when events show him in a positive light, and alleged that's the reason no photo was ever released the night of the deadly attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi:

McCAIN: Now, we’ve got dramatic pictures of everybody watching the raid that took out bin Laden. Right? We don’t have any pictures, we don’t have depiction of what the president was doing while the lives of four brave Americans were being taken in this what is clearly a terrorist attack by an Al Qaeda affiliated organization.

Watch McCain’s statements here:

The only problem? McCain is 100 percent wrong.

As noted by Think Progress, the White House released a photo on their official Flickr account on September 11, 2012 showing then-Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough briefing Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on the situation in the Middle East:

This isn't the first time the "straight-talk express" has run off the road in an attempt to score political points over Benghazi. McCain has compared the incident to the Iran-Contra Affair, tried to smear U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over the role of an anti-Islam film and has insuated that the administration doesn't care about the death of four Americans.

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