The guy gets Pinocchios on top of Pinocchios
Confronted by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace this weekend about a number of misleading statements on Hillary Clinton and the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) offered a flimsy defense that gained even more "Pinocchios" from Washington Post
Fact Checker Glen Kessler.
As chair of the House Oversight Committee, Issa has been spearheading an expensive, nine-month investigation
into what many Republicans believe is an administration "cover-up" of the attack that led to the death of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens.
Wallace played a clip of a speech Issa delivered in February again touting his "suspicions" that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Defense Department to "stand down" with support aircraft on the night of the attack.
"But the Washington Post Fact Checker cited that bipartisan report you mentioned, the Senate Intelligence Committee, that there were no stand-down orders, and there is also no evidence that Clinton ever spoke to Leon Panetta, then defense secretary, that night," Wallace said. "And for the second time, they gave you four Pinocchios, which is their highest level of falsehood. How do you respond to that, sir?"
Issa Tries To Dispute Fact Checker Pinocchios, Gets Even More Pinocchios