Coburn: ‘Glaring Omission’ from State Department’s Submission to Intelligence Committee

'I can't talk about it other than that'

• May 9, 2013 7:56 am


Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) told "Morning Joe" Thursday the State Department "has real trouble" on its hands and that in his seat on the Senate Intelligence Committee he noticed a glaring omission in its submitting of information that will eventually come to light.

He could not elaborate on what the omission was, but said he noticed it in his review of emails that went back and forth surrounding Benghazi.

JOE SCARBOROUGH:  Obviously on the Hill, a lot of people talking about the Benghazi hearings yesterday. What's your take on what you learned from the State Department officials?

SEN. TOM COBURN: Well, I think the State Department has real trouble. Having sat on the Intelligence Committee and seen the review of e-mails that went back and forth as they developed the list, there's a glaring problem there that will eventually come out and I can't talk about it now. But there was an omission that was given to the Intelligence Committee.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Well, can you talk around it a little more?

SEN. COBURN: I can't. I can't. I cannot do that and keep my obligation to what — I can't talk about it other than to say that I think there was a glaring omission in terms of what was submitted to the Intelligence Committee.