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ABC Releases Big Benghazi Report: Talking Points Changed 12 Times, Dramatically Edited..."
The Blaze ^ | May. 10, 2013 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 05/10/2013 9:27:54 PM PDT by LucyT

The talking points used by Amb. Susan Rice on the Sunday shows on the weekend after the 9/11/12 terror attack in Benghazi underwent at least 12 edits – including revisions by the Obama administration’s State Department — new emails obtained by ABC News show. Those revisions included scrubbing all references to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group and all references to previous CIA warnings about a terror threat.

From ABC:

When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s now discredited Benghazi talking points were flawed, the White House said repeatedly the documents were put together almost entirely by the intelligence community, but White House documents reviewed by Congress suggest a different story.

ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziemails; hilary; karl; libya; nuland; obama; susanrice; waronterror
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ABC Releases Big Benghazi Report: Talking Points Changed 12 Times, ‘Dramatically Edited by Administration,’ and Scrubbed of Terror References

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1 posted on 05/10/2013 9:27:54 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

ABC did this? The cracks are starting! We need names of all those who doctored the data.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 9:30:17 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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3 posted on 05/10/2013 9:30:19 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MestaMachine; Old Sarge; shibumi; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; dragonblustar; jersey117; ...
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ABC Releases Big Benghazi Report: Talking Points Changed 12 Times, ‘Dramatically Edited by Administration,’ and Scrubbed of Terror References

"White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department."

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4 posted on 05/10/2013 9:33:49 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

At the rate the MSM is going, we might see Congress censure Hillary and call it a day! /sarc


5 posted on 05/10/2013 9:38:49 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Shadow44

even if they impeach senate won’t remove. we need removal.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 9:39:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: LucyT

WAY too late for reputation rehabilitation.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 9:39:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Don’t trust the MSM. This is purely pre-emptive.... like the MSM saying shame, shame to Bill Clinton then changing the narrative to “everybody lies about sex,” and away from the underlying perjury in a civil rights, sexual harassment case.

The template is set, they are laying the groundwork for future spin to pull Obamas ass out of the fire.

None call it for what it was/is........treason


8 posted on 05/10/2013 9:40:15 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: LucyT

Drip, drip, drip....

I suspect that by midweek, the race cards will start coming out or we will be bombing the heck out of some country.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 9:46:40 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: musicman

And which was it? If Obama was not involved, that means he was asleep in bed after being told the attack had started, and Valerie Jarrett was making all the decisions.
OR,, he was involved in the coverup.

Either way, he needs to be impeached.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 9:48:29 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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11 posted on 05/10/2013 9:48:38 PM PDT by onyx
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To: LucyT

Thanks for the ping!


12 posted on 05/10/2013 9:50:29 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Shadow44

“At the rate the MSM is going, we might see Congress censure Hillary and call it a day! /sarc”
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Yeppers! Mitch McConnell is drafting a strongly worded letter as we speak! Hillary and the Dems are shaking in their boots! /sarc.

:-D


13 posted on 05/10/2013 9:53:12 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: LucyT

What did the president know and when did he know it? He knew the ugly truth and knew it from the very beginning. His own incompetence, neglect, dereliction and gross failures got Americans killed and he and his lying minions decided to cover it up for political purposes. Impeach the bastard!!


14 posted on 05/10/2013 9:53:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade; LucyT; MestaMachine; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; justa-hairyape; onyx; ...
Well,....it is very encouraging...

BUT,,,,I want more to show me thae ABC has had a real fundamental change of attitute.

15 posted on 05/10/2013 10:02:54 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Jim Robinson

Knew it from the beginning? Hell, he had to approve the classified activities going on over there before any of this happened.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 10:03:19 PM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Right on!


17 posted on 05/10/2013 10:04:35 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I just listened to the top of the hour ABC News and not a peep about Benghazi.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 10:04:57 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BUMP.
ABC will have to follow up and NOT let go.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 10:05:12 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Perhaps we shall have a new model for the Alphabets emerge over the next few weeks. It will be apparent. In the WH Press meeting today it took me back that even NBC Kristen whoever, don' watch the alphabets so I don't remember a lot of their so called reporter's names...... jumped into the young goons face at the podium.
I have used the phrase...."fingers snap". Perhaps a literal change might have occurred in the fifth column's support of the usurper. We shall see soon enough. But at what costs over the long haul.

20 posted on 05/10/2013 10:10:52 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: LucyT

Elect to hold the reigns of power a community organizer who has never had a real job and who is a foreigner (no matter where he was born) and who hates hates at least half the country’s citizens and the founding principles and what can possibly go wrong?

I blame the MSM. Total rabid idiots!


21 posted on 05/10/2013 10:13:02 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: LucyT
So WHO is the leaker?????????

Between what Stephen Hayes (Weekly Standard) put out and what ABC has, obviously the administration has a big-time leaker who is A) doing a lot of talking, and B) has access to large piles of documents....

....Petreaus? ....Panetta?

22 posted on 05/10/2013 10:17:26 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good evening/morning. I hope you are doing well.

Impeach the bastard!!

Are you suggesting another March for Justice? Why not? We got that other bastard impeached. May as well make it a twofer.

Take care of yourself.

5.56mm

23 posted on 05/10/2013 10:19:34 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: LucyT

Brian Williams on NBC Nightly took a back-handed swipe at Hillary, quoting her “What does it MATTER” line ...

THEN, he said, “WELL, it matters to a WHOLE lot of people ...”


24 posted on 05/10/2013 10:21:40 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Paladin2

But they still get “re-elected”... something’s broken.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 10:27:08 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: cookcounty

I would imagine there were thirty to fifty people involved in rewriting the episode and could watch the unclassified emails go back and forth.

It’s an interesting thing to go back twenty years ago before email came along, and everything was done over a phone or verbally in a room. Never any records. Now people sit miles and states apart...laying out evidence for anyone who gets screwed over later.

There’s more than one leaker...my humble opinion. At least two or three.

If you ask me....the White House will hunker down, go into a concrete ‘lame-duck’ status, and just try to ride on to 2016. You can forget about any joint effort to achieve anything via Congress. The 2014 election geared to be status quo, no real changes. I think you’d have to go back to the 1840s to find an administration with such a limited achievement record.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 10:28:12 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: LucyT

Twelve edits ? That shows many layers of deception.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 10:37:25 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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Collusion.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 10:40:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
ABC been doin' obama's stash? Lookit this.

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


Benghazi Index

29 posted on 05/10/2013 10:44:31 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: LucyT

According to the Ulsterman, there’s more coming out. He’s had word given that some CIA Whistleblowers are willing to come forward...THIS IS HUGE.

http://theulstermanreport.com/2013/05/11/obama-white-house-holds-off-the-record-benghazi-massacre-press-conference/


30 posted on 05/10/2013 10:53:27 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: ASouthernGrl
The link has a Good likeness of obama Nixon
31 posted on 05/10/2013 11:02:49 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: LucyT

A plague be upon the perpetrators of this scandal and all other crap they are pulling. Karma’s a bite; what goes around comes around and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving crew.

Maybe the LSM will do some random acts of journalism for a while, but by the time of the next election they’ll be back in line to try to get the house back to the Dems.


32 posted on 05/10/2013 11:05:18 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: ASouthernGrl
Interesting comment at your link ...
Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky says Blago free to talk
and a link provided. Not posting the link just the info. Link maybe is bogus. Not certain about the information though. If true ... the dam is going down.
33 posted on 05/10/2013 11:07:38 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: M Kehoe

I think a march for justice should be organized now! Whenthat is seemingly ignored another one 3 weeks later.


34 posted on 05/11/2013 3:16:44 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Republican1795.

our 2 party system.. they have all the power. thats the break.


35 posted on 05/11/2013 4:40:36 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: LucyT

"The Saudi, Moslem Brotherhood
and al Qaeda monies have already cleared
and are in your and the Congressional accounts.
They are WAITING for your 'green light'
for them to remove the Ambassador,
and finally take down the Seal Team, as promised."


36 posted on 05/11/2013 4:50:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

All a diversion. They are repeating what has been discovered. Talk of edits to cover up the real coverup. DO NOT TRUST ABC, CBS, NBC, OR CBS.

This is what’s called “MITIGATION”—they are trying to neutralize what’s already out there. Fire a few low-level employees and it’s fixed.

Since the left does not adhere to any ethical, moral, or legal standards, this is being treated as a strategic public relations problem. That’s it.


37 posted on 05/11/2013 5:22:24 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: TheZMan

“Knew it from the beginning? Hell, he had to approve the classified activities going on over there before any of this happened.”

Given his admitted laziness, drug use, the fact he attends only 1/3 of his security briefings, his constant campaign style travel out of Washington, his dependence on the teleprompter to speak, his mostly ceremonial calendar when he is in the White House, the fact no one knows where he was after 5:00 pm on 9/11/12, and occasional reports from inside the tent that he his detached and unfocused I wonder how involved Obama really was in the decisions being made at the time of the Benghazi incident. Obama may have been upstairs stoned with Reggie Love for all we know.

If the truth be known Valerie Jarrett is probably our real president. Barack Obama doesn’t have the leadership skills, intellectual capacity, or decision making capability to do the job. An engaged and active president would have been in the situation room during a crisis with his key advisors calling the shots. Even Jimmy Carter would have been hands on. The fact Obama was missing in action demonstrates he is the POTUS in name only.

It is interesting to note all of the key players in the Benghazi debacle are females. Leon Panetta (Sec of Defense) and David Petraeus (CIA Chief) were clearly on the sidelines and Obama was MIA. The key actors on the night in question, and the aftermath, were Jarrett, Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Victoria Nuland, Huma Abedin and Beth Jones. It is fascinating these high powered progressive and liberated modern females, who are attuned to any perceived or real sexist behavior on the part of American males, are so supportive of a culture that treats women poorly and would never allow females to hold their positions of power.

Insider information regarding the Osama bin Laden kill mission indicate Obama was on the golf course that day and Jarrett was not in the White House. Panetta managed to push Obama to make the decision in Jarrett’s absence. Supposedly Obama spoke to Panetta last before he disappeared. Is it possible that night Valerie told Obama she would take care of the details, and he could go play that night, if he would first call Panetta and tell him Jarrett would be calling the shots? It may be Panetta was prepared to attempt some kind of military intervention and Jarrett shut it down. Soon afterward, Panetta announced he would be leaving the administration. Could it be Benghazi made him unable to continue serving the puppet and Jarrett?


38 posted on 05/11/2013 5:27:49 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Forty-Niner

This piece is the equivalent of Obama using the word Terrorism in the Rose Garden while attrributing the event to the video


39 posted on 05/11/2013 5:31:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: Soul of the South

While I agree with what you’re saying, one way or another he is guilty. One way or another he should be thrown out of office. One way or another his direct advisers/spokesmen/cohorts (like Jarrett/Rice/Clinton) should be thrown into the street by congress.


40 posted on 05/11/2013 9:20:34 AM PDT by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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