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Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says
Fox News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Rep. Peter King

Posted on 11/16/2012 7:13:57 AM PST by The G Man

Rep. Peter King appeared on Fox News this morning and stated that David Petraeus testified that the original CIA talking points about Benghazzi indicated it was a terrorist act and cited al Qaeda involvement. Somewhere after leaving CIA, the talking points were changed. He did not know who changed them.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazzi; coverup; libya; libyagate; petraeus; petraeustestimony
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The plot thickens.

If this is an inappropriate use of Breaking News, please feel free to pull it. My sense is this is "hugh" though.

1 posted on 11/16/2012 7:14:11 AM PST by The G Man
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To: The G Man

Saw that on Hannity last night. King said nobody’s able to say who altered the talking points which had included a reference to AQ.

Obama said blame him... He also said (arrogantly) that Rice went out with the info provided her by the White House. WH altered it.

Btw, pathetic display hiding behind her race and gender instead of addressing her lies.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 7:17:18 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: The G Man
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3 posted on 11/16/2012 7:17:26 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: The G Man

I still think Petraeus is trying to walk a fine line between the actual truth and protecting Obama.

I’m hoping he does the right thing.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 7:17:54 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: The G Man

Here’s another link:

http://mrctv.org/videos/king-petraeus-said-cias-talking-points-were-edited-play-down-terrorism


5 posted on 11/16/2012 7:18:18 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: The G Man

They just made a deal with the devil that they would just as soon not talk about.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 7:18:39 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: The G Man
Link to video of Rep. King's Fox appearance via The Blaze:

"Rep. Peter King Reveals What Petraeus Testified About: He Knew Libya Was Terrorism From the Start"

7 posted on 11/16/2012 7:18:45 AM PST by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: The G Man

Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who spoke to reporters after Petraeus testified before the House Intelligence Committee, indicated he and other lawmakers still have plenty of questions about the aftermath of the attack.

“No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points,” he said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/16/petraeus-to-testify-knew-libya-was-terrorism-from-start-source-says/#ixzz2COnNlYan


8 posted on 11/16/2012 7:19:01 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: The G Man

What we are about to witness is a massive media blitz to explain away the contradictions and exhonerate little barry bastard boy liar-in-chief from any fecklessness, AND turn the entire effort to get the truth as a Republican political campaign. It is almost time for goin’ huntin’ to reduce the infestation of media fifth column.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 7:19:48 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Sounds so similar to "I can't recall." Gutsy guy. Like I said earlier, he would say he doesn't know because he wasn't there. Bam.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

10 posted on 11/16/2012 7:19:51 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: The G Man

Maybe we can get across the “hugh”cynicism of this administration. I know all administrations lie and cover their mistakes, but these guys count on blind loyalty in a way that is disturbing. And it is a “majority” faction of the kind that Madison warned about.


11 posted on 11/16/2012 7:21:36 AM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: MestaMachine

Am reminded of the song ... Nothing Else Matters


12 posted on 11/16/2012 7:22:07 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: baddog 219

You know, that is one fugly man.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 7:22:30 AM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: The G Man

Bush’s Fault


14 posted on 11/16/2012 7:22:30 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: MestaMachine

Yup. The White House did it. Try Clapper, the guy who told Petraeus to resign. Or the bungling Secretary of State. We all know that Barry does nothing but read from a TelePrompter when instructed.


15 posted on 11/16/2012 7:23:37 AM PST by petitfour
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To: RobbyS

Original talking points went to the White House, State Department, and National Security Council.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 7:24:03 AM PST by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: no-to-illegals

Apocalyptica - Nothing else matters [live]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXEpP21soXY


17 posted on 11/16/2012 7:24:12 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: The G Man
This has Obama and his puppet-masters fingerprints all over it. Jarrett, Axelrod, et al. They're all stuck with a big mouthful that they can't spit out or swallow.
18 posted on 11/16/2012 7:25:02 AM PST by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: baddog 219

The graphic says it all!!!!!


19 posted on 11/16/2012 7:25:26 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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Well Obama does not want to offend his Muslims buddies so this comes as a no surprise to me.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 7:26:07 AM PST by The Right wing Infidel
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To: RummyChick

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9676330/David-Petraeus-affair-Florida-twins-courted-generals-and-racked-up-millions-in-debt.html

btw, Rep King met the Kelley’s at British Embassy Party in DC.

Uh, what were they doing there?


21 posted on 11/16/2012 7:26:28 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: TigerClaws
Btw, pathetic display hiding behind her race and gender instead of addressing her lies.

In my opinion, this was EXACTLY why she was chosen to be sent out spouting the video/spontaneous lie. Hillary, old fox that she is, said "nuh uh, not me Bucko". Rice, being female and ESPECIALLY black, was the one chosen - I'm sure Axelrat/Jarrett were probably in on that decision & I'm betting they took a pencil to the CIA 'talking points' as well. Gender/race played out with Obama going all 'macho' defending the poor girl's political virtue and yesterday when one of the black lawmakers was talking to Chrissy Tingle Matthews, he made a point of bringing up & emphasizing that she was African American. Obozo gets a pass on everything because of his 'tan' .... Rice won't get a total pass, but the 'race/female' issue will be thrown around enough to muddy the water somewhat.

22 posted on 11/16/2012 7:27:19 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: petitfour

Nothing happens at the White Hut unless President Batface (ValJar) approves it. She is the POTUS. Bathhouse Barry works for her! They should subpoena her arse. Make them refuse the subpoena to her, make them declare Executive Privilege. Put it on the record. She needs to be held accountable!


23 posted on 11/16/2012 7:27:56 AM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: The G Man

“Petraeus testifies CIA’s Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says”

“Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed. 

...Petraeus’ testimony both challenges the Obama administration’s repeated claims that the attack was a “spontaneous” protest over an anti-Islam video, and according to King conflicts with his own briefing to lawmakers on Sept. 14...”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/16/petraeus-to-testify-knew-libya-was-terrorism-from-start-source-says/


24 posted on 11/16/2012 7:28:12 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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25 posted on 11/16/2012 7:29:12 AM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: The G Man

The liberal media must really be scrambling to figure out how to report avoid reporting this. It will be interesting to see how it gets twisted or hidden with something else.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 7:31:26 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Qbert

Not only was the line taken out..but something else had to have been added to blame it on the video.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 7:31:46 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Have they asked the questions yet: when did you find out? who told you? what information did you receive from the people in Benghazi? Was there a specific request for assistance? Did you look at offering assistance in any event, knowing that your people and other Americans were under a significant and sustained attack by well armed terrorists? Did you communicate with the military leadership, State Department or the White House? Did you ask for assistance? What direction if any came from the White house. State or the military as to what should be done? Were you made aware of the President’s order that “everything possible” be done to protect the people in Benghazi? What did you do to follow out this order. if it was in fact made?

The video story is a distraction. It deals with the cover up, but we need to know what is being covered up? The simple questions are: what did the President know, when did he know it, and what did he do with that knowledge? To me, this is what is being covered up.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 7:32:20 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: MHGinTN
And that BLITZ started this very a.m. on Fox and Friends with their very own WHOREALDO Riverria........

What he was spouting had the other three almost ready to come off their seats and punch his lights out.

In other words, he was parsing things for his home boy bozo. He was the authority on there that KNEW what Petraeus says or means to say. grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Of course he had to tell us about all his (in my opinion) traitorous activity in Afghanistan and how he knew Petraeus so well, great General. BUT!!!,

I will never forget how Whore boy drew maps in the sand for the enemy and then HE was FORCED out by the military.

29 posted on 11/16/2012 7:32:41 AM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie

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30 posted on 11/16/2012 7:33:51 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: The G Man
Petraeus is part of the cover-up if you believe King's take. Petraeus said that he informed Congress three days later that it was a terrorist attack. King says no he didn't and pointed to Matt Olson's subsequent testimony that it was terrorism and the stir it created.

Petraeus said that the briefing points were changed thru an interagency process and did not consider that to be that significant at the time. Petraeus is part of the smokescreen pointing fingers elsewhere and giving excuses and outright lies for his own behavior.

31 posted on 11/16/2012 7:34:27 AM PST by kabar
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To: ScottinVA
I still think Petraeus is trying to walk a fine line between the actual truth and protecting Obama.

Hopefully the Republicans on the panel will ask the right questions and force him off that line.

32 posted on 11/16/2012 7:35:49 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: The G Man
We know the way it works. The WH thru the NSC provided the talking points. Rice was briefed by the WH and parroted the talking points.
33 posted on 11/16/2012 7:39:01 AM PST by kabar
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To: All

Words with this version ... Nothing Else Matters ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCmtpBFBMXA


34 posted on 11/16/2012 7:40:46 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: MestaMachine
Mesta My Dear, would you please add me to your Benghazi Ping List.

The Bigger the Lie the more people will believe it.-Adolf Hitler

If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.-Joesph Goebbels.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 7:41:35 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ScottinVA
Don't know if it's so much protecting Obama as protecting the US.

What do you think the fallout around the world would be if we were to learn the Obama adm. planned the attack?

36 posted on 11/16/2012 7:41:38 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: no-to-illegals

None of this matters until he is under oath..which he isn’t right now
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2233975/Petraeus-tells-Congress-Obama-administration-altered-CIA-talking-points-Benghazi.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


37 posted on 11/16/2012 7:41:49 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: The G Man

I am hoping by the Sunday shows the left is back to calling the General ‘Be-tray-us’. That means he is telling the truth.


38 posted on 11/16/2012 7:43:28 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected

So don't blame the Petraeus.

but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials

So don't blame the "administration"

“No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points,” he said.

Blame "Mr. Nobody".

We are dealing with crooks and children.
39 posted on 11/16/2012 7:43:33 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: petitfour

DCI doesn’t report to SecSt. The only people who would have been able to do this are Clapper, Brennan, or Donilon. My guess is Brennan. He’s an arabphile of very long standing, back to his undergrad days at Rose Hill. And I would expect once he received Petraeus’ assessment that he cooperated with Jarret to insulate Obama from the very real failure of the Libyan efforts.Given the haloed one’s detachment from governance and his total interest in only campaigning, I doubt Obama even questioned the assessment put before him. It was certainly Jarrett who sent Rice out that Sunday. Anyone else would have had to lie on five successive shows and an anchor like Wallace would have instinctively known he was being lied to. Rice knew only what she was told and had no reason to believe her friend Jarrett was using her. Her crime was taking these talking points and not asking questions of Jarrett and Brennan.


40 posted on 11/16/2012 7:44:44 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: TigerClaws

So the official briefing of a 4 star general to the white house ‘gets changed’ and nobody know who did it?

BS


41 posted on 11/16/2012 7:49:14 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that “Al Qaeda involvement” was suspected — but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.

This is too easy. If the head of an agency forwarded or sent his report to his boss, and someone altered it, then it would have to be someone in the management hierarchy above Petraeus. That should be a very short list!

Who was above Petraeus? Who had the authority to unilaterally change the content of the report?

42 posted on 11/16/2012 7:49:39 AM PST by olezip
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To: The G Man

King says he’s friends with Petraeus. Is he (King) friends with Jill Kelly and Paula Broadwell as well?


43 posted on 11/16/2012 7:50:23 AM PST by Robert Lomax
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To: mmichaels1970

I’m withholding final judgement until I find out if the Republican committee members asked the really tough questions. If they get hung up over who said what after the attack, they will never uncover the truth about what happened during the attack and why Americans were left in harms way when military support could have been provided. There are so many grand conspiracy theories about gun running and Obama deliberately letting the Ambassador get captured to trade him for the Blind Sheik, but the more plausible scenario is that Obama let political considerations (i.e. appeasing muslim sensitivities) interfere with his duty to the Americans in danger, and that it was Obama who ordered the CIA and military not to send in any direct military assistance to the people at the Annex. Obama looked into the eyes of terror and he blinked. And Americans died because of his cowardice.


44 posted on 11/16/2012 7:50:51 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: xkaydet65

“Clapper, Brennan, or Donilon”

I chose D. All of the above.


45 posted on 11/16/2012 7:52:54 AM PST by maggief
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To: Robert Lomax

King has met Kelley at ONE OR TWO events at the British Embassy in DC.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9676330/David-Petraeus-affair-Florida-twins-courted-generals-and-racked-up-millions-in-debt.html


46 posted on 11/16/2012 7:53:21 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: IMR 4350
What do you think the fallout around the world would be if we were to learn the Obama adm. planned the attack?

Who cares about what others think, America is way more important than foreigners 'thoughts'.

47 posted on 11/16/2012 7:53:43 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: The G Man

hmmmm,

Something is missing here...

Wasn’t the whole invasion, killing, watched on live feed?

So was Petraeus in the room with the whole group?

Is THAT when he said it was Al-quada?

And AFTER they watched it, they decided to change “the talking points” for “our” benefit?


48 posted on 11/16/2012 7:54:43 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points,” he said.”

My bet is on Valerie Jarrett, the psuedo-commander in chief...


49 posted on 11/16/2012 7:55:42 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: The G Man

Were there any questions at the hearing about what happened ON 9/11?

Whether any CIA agents requested military assistance?

Or were the questions focused on the aftermath (talking points, etc.)?


50 posted on 11/16/2012 7:56:36 AM PST by Rumierules
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