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Exclusive: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference
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Posted on 05/10/2013 5:05:20 AM PDT by Perdogg

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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KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; braking; dupe; duplicate; hillaryclinton; obama
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To: carriage_hill

I love him!

He’s really on a roll right now, isn’t he?

...talking points!

“I’m making quotation marks with my fingers!”

(I love it anytime he mentions David Gregory...)


51 posted on 05/10/2013 6:23:57 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Perdogg

It’s obvious what the State Department did. They scrubbed everything that would make them, and Hillary Clinton look bad. Then they handed it off to the U.N. Ambassador to take the heat.

This reminds of the Rose law firm’s billing records showing up in the White House library. Hillary said she didn’t know how they got there.


52 posted on 05/10/2013 6:25:29 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Perdogg

They had to revise the lies 12 TIMES!

I hate these effing people. I hope they rot in hell.


53 posted on 05/10/2013 6:26:27 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: kinsman redeemer

David “Gibbon Lip” Gregory. LOL!


54 posted on 05/10/2013 6:26:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Mercat

Specifically, Big Candy.


55 posted on 05/10/2013 6:26:40 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: popdonnelly

I think the Saturday meeting at the WH is the key.


56 posted on 05/10/2013 6:29:39 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: popdonnelly

Wow. If anyone wants a lot of responses to a post, just say something remotely positive about Romney.


57 posted on 05/10/2013 6:30:17 AM PDT by Mercat
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58 posted on 05/10/2013 6:30:25 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Perdogg

Susan Rice Honored With ‘Great American’ Award Night Before Benghazi Hearing

by Debra Heine 8 May 2013

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice was honored Tuesday night with the 2013 Louis E. Martin Great American Award.

The annual award, presented by The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, is given to “an exemplar of change, progress and willingness to take one for the team if circumstances require. (I may have made that last part up.)

Specifically, the organization is honoring Rice for ”her work in advancing U.S. interests, strengthening the world’s common security and prosperity, and promoting respect for human rights,” another press release states.

The evening gala and awards ceremony, which included Vice President Joe Biden, came the day before State Department whistleblowers testified at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the terrorist attack that took place at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last year.

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/05/08/Susan-Rice-Honored-With-Great-American-Award-The-Night-Before-Benghazi-Hearing


59 posted on 05/10/2013 6:34:31 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: All
One other point: The significant edits – deleting references to al Qaeda and the CIA’s warnings – came after a White House meeting on the Saturday before Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on five Sunday shows. Nuland, a 30-year foreign service veteran who has served under Democratic and Republican Secretaries of State, was not at that meeting and played no direct role in preparing Rice for her interviews.

The Whitehouse was directly involved in the significant edits.

60 posted on 05/10/2013 6:37:52 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: VRWCarea51
CROWLEY IS A FRAUD

Never underestimate the power of a 50 pound tub of chocolate sent over by the WH.

61 posted on 05/10/2013 6:46:27 AM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: nesnah

I will always believe that his (Petraeus) demise was only related to Benghazi, not to the affair.


62 posted on 05/10/2013 6:51:08 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: rockinqsranch
ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points.............”

Are these new and not what Steven Hayes had? Because I noticed something I hadn’t read before.

“Nuland objected to naming the terrorist groups because “we don’t want to prejudiced the investigation”.

Does that sound like they are going to say they altered the pages to protect the investigation? Is cbs helping them?

63 posted on 05/10/2013 6:53:26 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: NEMDF

Me too!


64 posted on 05/10/2013 6:55:25 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Perdogg

The Hill online (linked by Drudge) has Lisa Meyers at NBC saying Democrats are calling her to discredit the testimony of Hicks. She says it seems the hearing has had an impact and the Dems are feeling it.


65 posted on 05/10/2013 6:57:58 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Yes, my guess would be the only reason ABC is jumping on the bandwagon is to muddy the waters and place blame anywhere but on Hillary or Obama, think about it, what democratic candidate has a chance in 2016 besides Hillary?


66 posted on 05/10/2013 7:00:24 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Linda Frances

So letting them blame a video isn’t prejudicing the investigation, oh, yes it is, but in another direction, remember our military and administration and government agencies have been infiltrated by Muslims and Muslim sympathizers, you wont hear that at any hearing.


67 posted on 05/10/2013 7:05:05 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: Perdogg
They covered up murder.

68 posted on 05/10/2013 7:06:59 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: BO Stinkss

Is there a sink hole forming underneath?


69 posted on 05/10/2013 7:07:58 AM PDT by Rock N Jones
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To: carriage_hill

Ha, he and Sharyl Attkinson will be down at 30 Rock with “will report on Benghazi for food” signs.


70 posted on 05/10/2013 7:08:19 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Perdogg

ABC is covering this??? THAT IS HUGE.


71 posted on 05/10/2013 7:10:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: jiggyboy
So true, so true.


72 posted on 05/10/2013 7:11:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: .45 Long Colt
I wonder why there is no ABC byline.

For the same reason there is a "witness protection program" for people who testify against the mafia.

73 posted on 05/10/2013 7:13:19 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: llmc1

If this goes the way of Watergate, that article will be this scandal’s “Pentagon Papers”.

link for the whipper snappers:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentagon_papers

A 1996 article in The New York Times said that the Pentagon Papers “demonstrated, among other things, that the Lyndon Baines Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance”.


74 posted on 05/10/2013 7:14:39 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: nesnah

Him and those four other generals who suddenly were ousted over trivial 20-year-old scandals, nothing to see here (x4).


75 posted on 05/10/2013 7:15:39 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: kinsman redeemer
"I'm making quotation marks with my fingers" - Thanks Chris!

Ha, love me some Chris Plante!

76 posted on 05/10/2013 7:19:24 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: Perdogg

ABC wakes up?


77 posted on 05/10/2013 7:20:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Perdogg

Could it be the MSM is finally waking up to the Benghazi cover up? I will be on the look out for flying pigs.


78 posted on 05/10/2013 7:23:50 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: NonValueAdded
Sounds like the MSM is throwing Hillary under the bus.

Yup. She is the newest speed bump on the block today.

79 posted on 05/10/2013 7:25:18 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: UNGN

Who cares if it took 24 hours? If we observed the US even ATTEMPTING to rescue our own but were too late, all would be forgiven. But, not the case.


80 posted on 05/10/2013 7:25:54 AM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: Perdogg

Ever notice that the first comments on the media sites are from the left? It’s like they have all the minions on standby before they post so they can get the comments off to a liberal slant.


81 posted on 05/10/2013 7:27:38 AM PDT by ItsMeOK
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Lisa Meyers at NBC is starting to get fired up.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/05/10/nbcs_lisa_meyers_benghazi_hearing_reopens_case_against_hillary_clinton.html


82 posted on 05/10/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Fido969

touché


83 posted on 05/10/2013 7:33:53 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: gov_bean_ counter

My God!! Did the sun rise in the West this morning? Did a postman bite a dog??!!


84 posted on 05/10/2013 7:42:05 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: corlorde
Nuland needs to take the stand, I'm not 100% convinced she will fall on her sword. She is a career State Dept. employee, and I would suspect she has a lot more respect for the likes of Condalisa Rice than that skank Hillary whom set her up. Nuland let the cat out of the bag with her comment that the talking points didn't sit well with “the Buildings Leadership. Someone a lot higher up is going to go down.
85 posted on 05/10/2013 7:44:32 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Perdogg
And just where was ABC when Benghazi first happened?

ABC Refusing to Cover Obama Benghazi Lie

86 posted on 05/10/2013 7:48:44 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: Sophia777

So letting them blame a video isn’t prejudicing the investigation, oh, yes it is, but in another direction, remember our military and administration and government agencies have been infiltrated by Muslims and Muslim sympathizers, you wont hear that at any hearing.


I had not read the excuse “might prejudice the investigation” in any of Hayes’ pages, so wondering if cbs put that in there, so they can “try” to find some excuse for altering the pages. I know, we can see right through that, but the low info/value voters, will cling to anything to get their annointed one & comrades off the hook. It won’t fly, because this thing is going all the way. I just don’t trust the media.


87 posted on 05/10/2013 7:52:05 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Third Person

Actually watched the video. Matthews has a heck of a problem carrying Hillary’s water. Probably Lisa’s last face time on THAT so-called show.


88 posted on 05/10/2013 7:53:04 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Perdogg
you're right, nothing's cheaper than just talk.
89 posted on 05/10/2013 8:07:07 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: Perdogg
FLASHBACK: VIDEO: "Obama Campaign Blames Romney Campaign For Benghazi Libya Attack Becoming A Big Story"

Spread this far and wide.

90 posted on 05/10/2013 8:07:56 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Quit whining about the media not doing their job! GET THE WORD OUT!)
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To: Perdogg
VIDEO: U.S. officials blaming the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi on a video
91 posted on 05/10/2013 8:09:17 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Quit whining about the media not doing their job! GET THE WORD OUT!)
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To: jiggyboy
If this goes the way of Watergate, that article will be this scandal’s “Pentagon Papers”.

He he he he ha ha ha. I wouldn't be putting any money on it. Admin media has her back (and his also).
92 posted on 05/10/2013 8:12:30 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Perdogg

The content of the article is one story. The second and even more significant story is that the liberal media is starting to cover the scandal.


93 posted on 05/10/2013 8:22:26 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Perdogg

WARNING...BRACE YOURSELF...ABC NEWS IS REPORTING AN EIGHT MONTH OLD EXCLUSIVE


94 posted on 05/10/2013 8:33:10 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Perdogg

The Dems politicized Benghazi to save 0bama’s re-election bid and then blamed Republicans for politicizing Benghazi. Whenever the Dems place blame for something, it is usually they who are guilty!!


95 posted on 05/10/2013 8:35:30 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Linda Frances

I agree, Linda, they will try and keep Obama out of the fray, nothing sticks to this guy, Americas first Progressive Muslims African American president must not be allowed to fail.


96 posted on 05/10/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT by Sophia777
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To: crosslink

It’s only 1044 miles from Aviano to Benghazi per Goolge:

“The distance from Aviano to Benghazi is 1680 kilometers or 1044 miles only.

A typical flight between Aviano, and Benghazi would have a flying time of about 2 hours 6 mins. This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.”

An F-16 could make it less than 2 hours without breaking a sweat, dropped a couple SDB’s, laid down some 20mm rounds and scared the Shiite out of the mohammad movie protestors.


97 posted on 05/10/2013 8:43:27 AM PDT by UNGN (I've been here since '98 but had nothing to say until now)
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To: NonValueAdded

It’s easy to question anything coming out of MSM....bait and switch?

They are not to be trusted. They may play “balanced” only to get the audiance...then change the game to once again defend all those who should be called to account.

Hillary won’t be thrown under the bus....Rice, maybe...but no doubt they are already planning on who is going to ttake the fall...and it won’t be Hillary....or Obama.


98 posted on 05/10/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT by caww
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

BUMP.


99 posted on 05/10/2013 8:54:41 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Perdogg

Rush just led off with this story and said “it’s all over the media.”


100 posted on 05/10/2013 9:08:03 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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