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Intel officials unable to say who changed CIA talking points on Libya, lawmaker says
Foxnews ^ | November 16, 2012 | Fox News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.

Posted on 11/17/2012 4:30:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Former CIA Director David Petraeus stoked the controversy over the Obama administration's handling of the Libya terror attack, testifying Friday that references to "Al Qaeda involvement" were stripped from his agency's original talking points -- while other intelligence officials were unable to say who changed the memo, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed. 

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News that intelligence officials who testified in a closed-door hearing a day earlier, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell, said they did not know who changed the talking points. He said they went out to multiple departments, including the State Department, National Security Council, Justice Department and White House. 

"To me the question right now is who changed those talking points and why. ... I'd say it was somebody in the administration had to have taken it out," King told Fox News. "That, to me, has to be pursued." 

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazidebacle; benghazigate; movealong; nothingtoseehere; obamaliedpeopledied; transparency
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1 posted on 11/17/2012 4:30:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: MestaMachine

Benghazi Ping.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 4:31:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; Grampa Dave; justa-hairyape; SE Mom

fyi


3 posted on 11/17/2012 4:32:05 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

When everything is based on a lie it’s hard to keep track of the story.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 4:34:15 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

....suggest Mama Jarrett knows....the little boy king must not be involved.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 4:34:53 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Who handled them? Go down the list with a meat ax.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 4:35:01 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Gee!! I’ll take a wild guess that it might be some skinny, tall black liar or his buddy JarRAT.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 4:37:07 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why the need for any “talking points” in the first place?? I don’t understand why “talking points” have become part of anything. How about just the truth about whatever.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 4:37:14 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The only thing better than a ‘spontaneous protest’ would have to be a ‘spontaneously changing intel memo.’ I take that back. A ‘spontaneously combusting pResident’ would be a lot better.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 4:37:24 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: All
"To me the question right now is who changed those talking points and why. ... I'd say it was somebody in the administration had to have taken it out," King told Fox News. "That, to me, has to be pursued."

Before anyone says the obvious:

WELL DUH?

We must be patient....

Things move slowly and carefully when you are working on matters of the State.....

10 posted on 11/17/2012 4:38:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I find it hard to believe Obama doesn’t know who changed the intel.
Reminds me of Craig Livingstone, back from the Clinton years who got
those 900 FBI Files. When he was fired, nobody knew who hired him.
What a sham.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 4:39:29 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: LADY J

Exactly! The fact that nobody knows means it’s Barack Hussein Obama and everyone is scared to say that it was him.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 4:39:52 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama said the White House gave her talking points. Blame him.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 4:40:19 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

I want them to get to the bottom of why no help was sent and who ordered the seals to “stand down”. Why did they watch it in real time and not help. Has this part been forgotten?


14 posted on 11/17/2012 4:42:17 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I basically don’t believe anything anyone in the government has to say about ANYTHING!


15 posted on 11/17/2012 4:43:11 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama is responsible regardless of who in his admin or under his command actually issued the order. Obama failed in his duty to defend our soil and our people from terrorist attack. And he lied to the people, to the congress and to the entire world to cover up his incompetence and dereliction of duty (and possibly much more if they really were using that facility to criminally run guns, hold prisoners, etc).


16 posted on 11/17/2012 4:43:42 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

unable? No more like unwilling.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 4:44:15 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

the wont tell to protect obamer


18 posted on 11/17/2012 4:44:59 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The real question is (are):

What were the CIA doing in Ben Ghazi and who told them to do it?

19 posted on 11/17/2012 4:45:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The buck stops with the Marxist.
He can deny and jive talk all he wants.
He’s the CIC, like he loves to remind us.
It happened on his watch.

HE LIED. Rice Lied. He and Hitlery LIED in that video they both made that cost taxpayers $70K.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 4:47:43 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Dumbo is the ONLY one who could order the change in the CIA notes and Obama reiterated that this attack was a big surprise....and Rice and Hillary concurred.

Now why would he change the notes??? Can you say election where the CIC refused SECURITY to our people in Libya??

21 posted on 11/17/2012 4:49:22 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This cover story makes us look like idiots before the world. Obama probably loves it.
22 posted on 11/17/2012 4:51:25 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Reminds me of Hillary’s testimony in the 90’s. “I’m sorry, I can’t recall.”


23 posted on 11/17/2012 4:53:13 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So, Susan Rice just needs to say who she got the info from and work backwards. That is unless, it would lead to their idol bho.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 4:53:28 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel
Ambassador Rice

"I don’t know nuthin’ ‘bout birthin no terrorists."

25 posted on 11/17/2012 4:58:58 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Blame it on Windows XP.


26 posted on 11/17/2012 5:01:52 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Army Air Corps; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Nobody in DC knows anything about anything...so why are they there?

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


Benghazi Index

27 posted on 11/17/2012 5:04:28 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: Iron Munro
Mapes and Rather did it.
28 posted on 11/17/2012 5:05:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: dandiegirl
Why did they watch it in real time and not help. Has this part been forgotten?"""""".......

THAT little detail, you want answers to that item of some interest???/ssssssssssarc.

The very thing that is of utmost importance and they are fawning over the affair and who changed the memo???

In another 3 months they will get around to that.

Maybe that was asked as well, and we just have to wait. Can't stand it no more, BUT I WILL NOT GIVE IT UP. lol

29 posted on 11/17/2012 5:09:38 PM PST by annieokie
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To: TigersEye

I’m waiting for someone to announce that the whole change in the memo was a typographical error. So sorry, it was just a computer typing mistake.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 5:13:50 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: MestaMachine
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

"plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"


31 posted on 11/17/2012 5:15:48 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: MestaMachine
Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
Nobody in DC knows anything about anything...so why are they there?

Don't know. But have seen and heard from most of them. You voted. Deflection, yes. Results, no. Thus more begin to take a bended knee. Time grows short.

32 posted on 11/17/2012 5:16:21 PM 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

33 posted on 11/17/2012 5:18:00 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The lines edited from the CIA doc are sitting on a beach with the missing 18 minutes from the Nixon Tapes.


34 posted on 11/17/2012 5:19:12 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: MestaMachine

35 posted on 11/17/2012 5:19:29 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Jarret comes to mind. I doubt the pres had anything to do with it. He just takes orders, and wonders around his office when not on the gulf courses or flying about pissing tax dollars away on fuel.


36 posted on 11/17/2012 5:19:43 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Staffing out” documents such as this is conducted by the documents going out for comments to the various Agencies and Offices as email attachments. Comments and proposed changes come back by email responses. There are electronic records of all these communications (there are even electronic records of the “phony email accounts” that members of the Obama regime use to evade legal requirements for document retention.

There is no way that Obama couldn’t know, or find out within 1/2 hour, how the talking points “evolved”. They are willfully playing ignorant. The gullible will believe them and other supporters will pretend to believe them.

Subpoenas are needed to root out the liars ASAP. I’m sure that attempts at record destruction are happening at this very minute. Any true patriots working for the US Government or Government contractors supporting them would do well to make copies of these communications and secure them.


37 posted on 11/17/2012 5:22:52 PM PST by House Atreides
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I dub me Unforgiven ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgrl9S6HtK8&feature=related


38 posted on 11/17/2012 5:23:07 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If nobody fesses up, blame the Food Stamp President. The buck (adjusted for inflation at 43 cents) stops with him. Every thing that happens on his watch are his accolades or fault!


39 posted on 11/17/2012 5:23:07 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
TRANSPARENCY
40 posted on 11/17/2012 5:25:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Shows how inept the Intel officers are: they are unable to even trace who changed the wording.


41 posted on 11/17/2012 5:25:10 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Four more years with no adults in charge.


42 posted on 11/17/2012 5:25:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jessduntno

Put the whole Chicago crowd on the lie detector and while your at it ask how many dogs, cats and little children they fornicating with.


43 posted on 11/17/2012 5:28:36 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The memo was carved on a watermelon and Gallagher got past the SS and smashed it.


44 posted on 11/17/2012 5:29:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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45 posted on 11/17/2012 5:37:45 PM 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: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Shouldn’t the question be who decided to abandon those 30 Americans at the consulate? Or who murdered those four Americans through neglect?


46 posted on 11/17/2012 5:40:27 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So when is “Hillary and Panetta’s Excellent Adventure” in Australia going to end so they can come home?


47 posted on 11/17/2012 5:43:00 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: apocalypto
Shows how inept the Intel officers are: they are unable to even trace who changed the wording.

Marvelous. We have a government so inept, that it cannot even identify who changes its own talking points. And if they cannot even identify who changes the governments own talking points, how in the world can they ever guarantee that anything a government official ever states, is even accurate ?

48 posted on 11/17/2012 5:46:19 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good grief. They’re all acting like little six year olds denying they ate the cookies despite the cookie bag is empty.


49 posted on 11/17/2012 5:47:38 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: dandiegirl
The fact that nobody knows means it’s Barack Hussein Obama

Well, the wording in the headline is "unable to say" not "nobody knows". That makes your conclusion all the more probable.

50 posted on 11/17/2012 5:48:27 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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