On Twitter this morning, David Axelrod, a former top political adviser to Barack Obama, tried to downplay the significance of the growing Benghazi scandal. "I think this story is BS," he said, arguing that those concerned about the Obama adminstration's handling of the terror attack are really only concerned about a possible Hillary Clinton run for president.
It was an echo of what Axelrod said earlier this morning on TV about Benghazi. "I really view the Benghazi flare up right now as throwing a high, hard one at Hillary Clinton to try and dissuade her from running for president," Axelrod said on MSNBC. "I really think that's a lot of what's motivating on the Hill right now."
But interestingly, Axelrod did agree that the release of White House emails related to Benghazi would be helpful:
"I think they would benefit from getting all these e-mails out in public because, as we saw last Friday, one version of one of the e-mails that was ascribed to the White House was edited in ways that had implications that weren't true and so, you know, I think they would benefit from that," said Axelrod.