Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly are not “buying it.” Appearing on O’Reilly’s show on Tuesday night, Krauthammer said James Clapper, the head of DNI, apparently had a sudden case of “amnesia” after initially claiming he didn’t know who edited the talking points. Those talking points, which were clearly full of misleading and false information, would shape the Obama administration’s narrative about the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead on Sept. 11.
“I’m not buying it,” Krauthammer began, “because the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says that a week ago in classified testimony that same Clapper said that he had no idea who changed the talking points. And now a week later, he seems to discover he did? That’s kind of strange. I’ve seen amnesia in my day, in my clinical days, and that one is pretty quick — one week.”