Skip to comments.Sources: DNI cut "al Qaeda" reference from Benghazi talking points, and CIA, FBI signed off
Posted on 11/20/2012 8:21:35 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike
(CBS News) WASHINGTON - CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes.
There has been considerable discussion about who made the changes to the talking points that Rice stuck to in her television appearances on Sept. 16 (video), five days after the attack that killed American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three other U.S. nationals.
Republicans have accused her of making misleading statements by referring to the assault as a "spontaneous" demonstration by extremists. Some have suggested she used the terminology she did for political reasons.
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What the heck is the DNI? Never heard of it? Is that another new agency Obama created?
BS BS BS everything that comes out of the MSM is given to them by the WH and the WH is nothing but BS BS BS BS and more BS.
I can’t stand it any more.
She still lied. She could have said, “We don’t know”. Instead she lied and blamed a film.
terrorism , did Rice even say, Man Made Disaster
And THAT'S why they were changed !!!
I suspect this is being trotted out as Rice’s excuse for not knowing what she was talking about.
They were all so adamant that it was caused by the video. So they can make minor changes all they want....BUT THEY ADDED STUFF to COVERUP the TRUTH....and stuck with the story until after the election.
Everyone who believes that, please stand on your head.
so Rice lives in a box , no TV, Radio ,Newspapers or Internet
THE PRESIDENT who watched it go down or at least knew within hours DID KNOW this was a terrorist attack and HE went off for TWO WEEKS about a video!
I am angry! Our country sucks!
So James Clapper is going to take the fall...
Leaders from the State Department, FBI, CIA, including former CIA Director David Petraeus, testified on Thursday and Friday. Regarding the allegations that the original CIA talking points had been changed so that terrorist involvement was not included, Sen. Chambliss said, Everybody there was asked do you know who made these changes; and nobody knew. The only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the White House.
Translation: designated Fall Guy, goes under the bus for The Messiah, who wouldn't call ANYONE a Terrorist, unless they are NOT Muslim, AND/OR, they are White.
My BS meter just exploded.
Do they really expect us to believe this BS. Well— probably the Republicans in the Congress might, or even if they don’t they will accept it so they don’t have to do anything about it.
Sen. Chambliss told Chris Wallace, Weve got to get some State Department officials in to really explain why you send an ambassador basically unguarded with a few Libyan guards.
Sen. Lieberman added, In my opinion it was irresponsible to have our State Department personnel there with only three security guards. He went on to say that, Either we shouldve given them the protection they deserved, or we shouldve closed that mission in Benghazi as the British government had done a short while before.
Such sloppy work. The totalitarians of the 1930s were much better at disinformation, the Big Lie and inspirational statism. Moderns are just crude and clumsy and ineffectual. I blame drugs and television.
All branches of government are now obama operatives..that means the mafia has consolidated..
I don’t believe anything this administration tells me.
They are all sworn to protect the chief. Truth doesn’t matter.
Formed in 2005. Before that, the head of CIA was considered that person, I believe.
Nothing happens in Barry's WH unless Valerie Jarrett says it's going to happen. Jarrett said to cut the reference to AQ. She then told Clapper that he was going to take the fall for it. VJ never takes the fall for anything.