Fox News contributor A.B. Stoddard ripped the Obama administration for its flippant, delayed responses to the various scandals plaguing it over the past few months, particularly criticizing the news that CNN interviewed a suspect in the Benghazi terrorist attack who allegedly has not been contacted by the FBI.
"I think that is shameful," Stoddard said on Special Report Wednesday. "I truly believe if you could stand up and say we are an FBI that cannot locate a suspect that we've named, but the media can go and find them and spend hours with them, that's not just incompetent, it's shameful."
White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed a question about the report during Wednesday's briefing:
BRET BAIER: In the same press conference, Jay Carney said again that Benghazi was a phony scandal.
BAIER: I mean, it is, can we just determine that it's fairly scandalous that ten months after the president has said repeatedly that the U.S. was doing everything in its power to go after these people, that CNN can send a journalist to talk to one of the people that the FBI has put on a poster, and they can sit in Benghazi unobstructed for two hours and chat. Isn't that just in and of itself a scandal?
STODDARD: I think that is shameful. I truly believe if you could stand up and say we are an FBI that cannot locate a suspect that we've named, but the media can go and find them and spend hours with them, that's not just incompetent, it's shameful. With regards to other investigations as well, this is a pattern where they say they blow it off as a phony scandal but they don't even do the most basic thing like reach out to parties involved, the suspects involved, the conservative groups in the case of the IRS that were targeted, and now you have people criticizing Attorney General Holder for giving misleading testimony to the Congress, you have accusations from Chairman Issa of the Oversight Committee that these — that Werfel, who is director of the IRS, is also dragging his feet and trying to avoid giving the Congress answers. There are four people named in the State Department in the Accountability Review Board as responsible, somehow, and at blame, at fault in the Benghazi investigation. They're still on paid leave, but no one's done anything about that.