Rep. Devin Nunes (R.-Calif.), a member of the House intelligence committee, says former CIA Director David Petraeus is “using a technicality” to say to the commitee “I didn’t lie to you guys” about what happened in Benghazi.

Nunes also says the only people he has seen who talked about the Benghazi attack as a “spontaneous event” were political appointees of President Obama.

“This whole thing with the YouTube video was a lie from the beginning,” Nunes told

“All of the people, all of the intelligence that I’ve seen does not indicate at all that this had anything to do with the YouTube video,” said Nunes.

Nunes says the initial written intelligence report about Benghazi that was provided to the congressional intelligence committees on the morning of Sept. 12–twelve hours after the attack–said that what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11 was a terrorist attack.