White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to say Monday whether the Obama administration would cooperate with a select committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack.
Carney danced around the question, telling reporters that seven investigations and 13 hearings have been held on the matter and that White House officials had cooperated with all of them.
“If you look at what some Republicans say, it certainly cast doubt on the legitimacy,” he said. “It’s a problem when you have so many conspiracy theories knocked down by the facts and yet the adherents to those theories only become more convinced that the facts are what they so clearly are. That information, which is fed by the Republican Party in this case, reconfirms for those who want to believe in conspiracy theories that don’t have any factual basis but tell them they’re true anyway, by media outlets that pound that message into those who are predisposed to believe it.”
After reporters already asked Carney the same question several different ways, ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked for a “yes or no” answer, Carney refused to provide it.
“What I’m not going to do is speculate about what might come and how it’s going to play out,” Carney said. “What I will remind you of is our cooperation of our history on this and many others.”
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