Both sides are lying, but the truth isn't in the middle - it's off on a tangent that no one talks about.
There have recently been a flurry of scandals from DC, all showing up at a time when Benghazi was starting to be looked at very closely
You're really trying to claim that the Benghazi "scandal" - where USG allegedly didn't quickly enough label an incident as terrorism - is way more serious an issue than a massive program of covert surveillance? So serious that revealing the NSA's secrets is a useful distraction? There has been plenty of partisan smoke blown over the revelations, but yours is the most ridiculuous I've seen.
I had a point to all this that I think I've lost
I think it is the plot, rather than the point, that you have lost. Well, that and your constitutional rights. At least your sig got it right.