Logan apologizes for Benghazi report

CBS News’ “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday morning for the show’s recent segment about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Logan said the show made a mistake in featuring Morgan Jones, who claimed to have been at the U.S. compound the night of the terrorist attack.

"We were wrong to put him on air, and we apologize to our viewers," Logan said on “CBS This Morning.”

The CBS correspondent said “60 Minutes” would correct the record during their broadcast on Sunday.

“The most important thing to every person at ‘60 Minutes’ is the truth, and today the truth is that we made a mistake,” Logan said.

Logan conducted an interview for the Oct. 27 episode with Jones, who provided his tale of what he saw the night of the attack.

Shortly after, The New York Times published a story that said Jones had told the FBI he hadn't arrived in Benghazi until the morning after the assault, contradicting the account he gave to "60 Minutes."

Late Thursday night, “60 Minutes” issued a statement saying they were looking into the veracity of his story.

“60 Minutes has learned of new information that undercuts the account told to us by Morgan Jones of his actions on the night of the attack on the Benghazi compound,” CBS said. “We are currently looking into this serious matter to determine if he misled us, and if so, we will make a correction.” 

Jones, whose real name is Dylan Davis, told Logan that on the night of the Benghazi attack, he went to the U.S. mission and confronted one of the attackers. Davies said he took the terrorist down with the end of a rifle.

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That description, however, was different from what he told the FBI just a few days after the attack, two unidentified senior government officials involved with the investigation told the Times

Logan said the network has found that Jones "told the FBI a different story from what he told us.” 

Once “60 Minutes” learned of the FBI report, they contacted Davies but have not yet heard back.

Logan said her team of journalists used government reports and congressional testimony to verify the details of Davies’s story. At the time of the attack, he worked for the State Department as the manager of the local guard force at Benghazi special mission compound.

Republican lawmakers have recently used the show’s original segment to pressure the Obama administration to provide them with witnesses to the attack.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), for example, threatened to block any of Obama’s nominees until lawmakers are granted access to these people.

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