Skip to comments.Exclusive: Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference
Posted on 05/10/2013 5:05:20 AM PDT by Perdogg
When it became clear last fall that the CIAs 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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I love him!
He’s really on a roll right now, isn’t he?
“I’m making quotation marks with my fingers!”
(I love it anytime he mentions David Gregory...)
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.
They had to revise the lies 12 TIMES!
I hate these effing people. I hope they rot in hell.
David “Gibbon Lip” Gregory. LOL!
Specifically, Big Candy.
I think the Saturday meeting at the WH is the key.
Wow. If anyone wants a lot of responses to a post, just say something remotely positive about Romney.
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 worlds 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.
The Whitehouse was directly involved in the significant edits.
Never underestimate the power of a 50 pound tub of chocolate sent over by the WH.
I will always believe that his (Petraeus) demise was only related to Benghazi, not to the affair.
“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?
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.
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?
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.
Is there a sink hole forming underneath?
Ha, he and Sharyl Attkinson will be down at 30 Rock with “will report on Benghazi for food” signs.
ABC is covering this??? THAT IS HUGE.
For the same reason there is a "witness protection program" for people who testify against the mafia.
If this goes the way of Watergate, that article will be this scandal’s “Pentagon Papers”.
link for the whipper snappers:
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”.
Him and those four other generals who suddenly were ousted over trivial 20-year-old scandals, nothing to see here (x4).
Ha, love me some Chris Plante!
ABC wakes up?
Could it be the MSM is finally waking up to the Benghazi cover up? I will be on the look out for flying pigs.
Yup. She is the newest speed bump on the block today.
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.
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.
Lisa Meyers at NBC is starting to get fired up.
My God!! Did the sun rise in the West this morning? Did a postman bite a dog??!!
So letting them blame a video isnt 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.
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.
Spread this far and wide.
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.
WARNING...BRACE YOURSELF...ABC NEWS IS REPORTING AN EIGHT MONTH OLD EXCLUSIVE
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Rush just led off with this story and said “it’s all over the media.”