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Fox News Defends Benghazi 'Witness' Who Admitted Lying (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Fox News has rushed to the defense of Dylan Davies, who claimed to be a "witness" to the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

Davies told CBS News' 60 Minutes a week ago that he scaled a wall of the consulate and hit a terrorist in the face with his rifle butt.

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However, that claim was debunked by an incident report published by The Washington Post, which stated Davies "could not get anywhere near" the consulate on the night of the terrorist attack because the roads had been closed.

According to MediaMatters.org, this morning on "Fox & Friends," co-host Brian Kilmeade ignored the contradictions in Davies' story and accused the State Department or the White House of possibly trying to "discredit a seemingly very credible witness about those attacks, who witnessed those attacks" (video below).

During the broadcast, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) falsely claimed that Davies was a "covert agent," when in reality Davies worked for the UK private security company Blue Mountain, not the U.S. government.

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Going on that false assumption, Rep. Chaffetz and Kilmeade slammed The Washington Post for publishing Davies' name.

Davies recently told The Daily Beast that he had lied to his supervisor at Blue Mountain because "he did not want his supervisor to know he had disobeyed his orders" and gone to the consulate.

"He told me under no circumstances was I to go up there. I respected him so much I did not want him to know that I had not listened to him," said Davies. "I have not seen him since."

Davies claimed that he did not write the Blue Mountain incident report, but has written a book  about the attack, which was published by a company owned by Viacom, which also owns CBS.

Sources: The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, MediaMatters.org