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Newt Gingrich: Source Tells Me Petraeus Never Blamed Benghazi Attack On Video

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stopped by Fox & Friends Tuesday morning to promote his new book, but was first asked to share his thoughts on the ever-widening scandal surrounding General David Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

Gingrich said he was taken aback by the “methodical dishonesty” in the months since the September 11 attack on Benghazi. “I think,” he added, “that the administration is still not laid it out and has not been forth coming, which is bad for the whole system. And then second, if you — we can’t come to grips with how much some people hate us. And the fact that Benghazi was a surprise? Give me a break.”

Host Steve Doocy asked Gingrich what he made “of the fact that the with mainstream media has followed the White House’s lead” on the story, maintaining that the President did not know about Petraeus’ situation until after the election.

Gingrich said this was the first time he’s realized that “this has been going on for months,” later adding that he’d been told “by people in the room” that Petraeus had in fact been “the one guy” who said the Benghazi attack was an act of terrorism and not a protest to a video.

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