State Department attacks ‘disgusting’ CNN for using journal of dead ambassador to Libya ‘against family’s wishes’
Government officials have hit out at CNN for reporting on the personal journal of murdered ambassador Chris Stevens, saying they did so against the wishes of his family.
Anderson Cooper revealed on Friday night that the news channel had used the document as a source after finding it inside the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
But a State Department spokesman on Friday claimed that CNN had promised not to mention the journal, and described their U-turn as ‘disgusting’ and ‘indefensible’.
New revelations: On Wednesday, Anderson Cooper, left, told Senator John McCain, right,
that a ‘source familiar with Ambassador Stevens’ thinking’ said the envoy was worried about security