After weeks of controversy over a key source for a CBS 60 Minutes report on the 2012 Benghazi compound attack, the network has announced that it will consider adding a correction to the piece. A little under two weeks ago, the program aired a report from Lara Logan that leaned heavily on a source identified as "Morgan Jones." We now know that "Jones" is actually Dylan Davies, and his story to 60 Minutes (and in a recently-published book) doesn't match up to reports given to his employer shortly after the attack. Earlier on Thursday, the New York Times revealed that Davies's account to CBS also contradicts what he told the FBI. That Times report is apparently what prompted 60 Minutes to publicly reconsider.
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. We are currently looking into this serious matter to determine if he misled us, and if so, we will make a correction.
Davies's account was at the time promoted as “the first eyewitness account from a westerner" from the site of the Benghazi attacks. The interview aired on October 27th. He described his attempts to rescue Americans from the compound (complete with a dramatic scene of taking out an attacker with the butt of a rifle), and even sneaking into a hospital to view U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens's body, killed in the attack. The dramatic story partially inspired Senator Lindsey Graham to place holds on all Obama administration nominations until Benghazi witnesses testified in front of Congress.