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11/07/2013 12:52 pm ET

CNN Dives Into The '60 Minutes' Benghazi Controversy

CNN has dived head-first into the controversy engulfing rival network CBS's recent report on the Benghazi attacks.

The network has run a package on the questions surrounding the "60 Minutes" segment multiple times over the last two days. On Thursday, CNN's morning show "New Day" tackled the subject in a lengthy segment.

The controversy stems from the discrepancies in the story of security officer and "60 Minutes" interview subject Dylan Davies, who admitted to lying about his whereabouts on the night of the attack after several inconsistencies in his account were highlighted by the media. "60 Minutes" has stood by its reporting.

On Thursday, "New Day" co-host Michaela Pereira said that CBS "failed to disclose" crucial information in its report.

Co-host Chris Cuomo then jumped to what he framed as "the problem with this controversy."

"Clarity and process creates confidence and conclusions, there's no question, you learn it day one as an investigator," Cuomo said. "But when you ascribe doubt and negativity to the prospect of what was happening in Benghazi, that's where it starts to get to be a distortion."

"Why are there so many questions, why isn't there one story!?" Pereira asked.

"You have a negative mythology about what happened in Benghazi that is not supported by fact, it's supported by speculation," Cuomo finally concluded.

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