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McCain on CIA's Benghazi attack timeline: "It's a cover-up"

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By Steve Centanni, FOX News - Bio

WASHINGTON -- Senator John McCain says he does not trust a timeline the C.I.A. recently released describing events in the September 11th attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

On Sunday night, McCain told FOX News' Judge Jeanine Pirro he thinks that timeline is a "cover-up."

The Senator also said he wants a special Congressional committee to investigate the attack which killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

In pushing for a Senate select committee to investigate the attack, McCain cited administration claims that conflict with a secret State Department cable, reviewed by FOX News -- dealing with security and intelligence in Benghazi.

"You can't trust their findings you can't trust the timeline that was just put out by the CIA. FOX has already reported in the last few hours that uh there are people on the ground in Libya that will directly refuse their sequence of events.  It's a cover up. Judge, let's call it what it is. It's a cover up."

The violence continues in Libya, with a militia attack on Libyan security headquarters in Tripoli.  While here at home, the killing of four Americans on September 11th is still a hot political issue with a day left before the election.

The President's top campaign advisor says there was no cover-up and the President did all he could at every step of the way.

"This President is 100 percent committed to the people he sends overseas personally to represent this country, he is the one who met those coffins when they came home. So any suggestion he would not take the necessary step to protect them..make some decisions not to take the steps not to protect them is just nonsense," said Obama campaign senior advisor David Axelrod on "FOX News Sunday."

And Axelrod said Vice President Joe Biden was correct in saying the White House didn't actually know about earlier requests for tighter security in Libya since those requests go to the State Department.

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