Fox News is told that the Petraeus briefing on Sept. 14 conflicted with that of the FBI and NCTC.
On Capitol Hill, Petraeus characterized the attack as more consistent with a flash mob, where the militants showed up spontaneously with RPGs. Petraeus downplayed to lawmakers the skill needed to fire mortars, which also were used in the attack and to some were seen as evidence of significant pre-planning. As Fox News previously reported, four mortars were fired -- two missed the annex, but the mortar team re-calibrated and the next two mortars were direct hits.
Fox News is told that Petraeus seemed wedded to the narrative that the attack was linked to a demonstration and was spontaneous as opposed to pre-meditated.
I never heard that about the Petraeus statement. What I heard was that Petraeus refused comment other than to say that no one at the CIA had ordered Woods to stand down, no one from the top to the bottom. This was a definite conflict with the White House. Somehow that story must have been changed, but that was the official statement in the early days after the attack, when it was becoming apparent that the Obama administration was going to try to pin the failure on Petraeus and the CIA.