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CNN exclusive: White House email contradicts Benghazi leaks
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Posted on 05/14/2013 1:25:38 PM PDT by chessplayer

CNN has obtained an e-mail sent by a top aide to President Barack Obama about White House reaction to the deadly attack last September 11 on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that apparently differs from how sources characterized it to two different media organizations.

The actual e-mail from then-Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes appears to show that whomever leaked it did so in a way that made it appear that the White House was primarily concerned with the State Department's desire to remove references and warnings about specific terrorist groups so as to not bring criticism to the department.

(Excerpt) Read more at thelead.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziemails; benrhodes; dnctalkingpoints; emails; movealong; nothingtoseehere; rhodes; timelies
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This must be what Carney was talking about today when he said the GOP altered the emails. The crowing we got to do was nice while it lasted, but I knew it wouldn't last. Whoever altered the emails needs to be strung up by their thumbs. Talk about handing obama a gigantic victory on a silver plate. This will stop all the media attention on the IRS.
1 posted on 05/14/2013 1:25:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

That’s hail...Mary.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: chessplayer

Wow, the ass covering is in full swing!


3 posted on 05/14/2013 1:29:09 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: chessplayer

Only the wonkiest of lefties will consider this of any significance.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 1:30:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: chessplayer

Plain english for this college grad......


5 posted on 05/14/2013 1:30:39 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: chessplayer

What do the talking points have to do with leaving thirty people to die? What do the talking points have to do with lying about a video? What do the talking points on Benghazi have to do with the IRS scandal or the AP scandal?

Answer...NOTHING!


6 posted on 05/14/2013 1:30:52 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: chessplayer

Here’s the problem for everybody ~ the GOP doesn’t run the White House so the idea they changed emails there is patently ridiculous ~ nobody believes anything from the Democrats anymore anyway


7 posted on 05/14/2013 1:31:26 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JaguarXKE

Yep!!!! They are attempting to cover their asses.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 1:31:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: penelopesire

Or running guns to Syria???


9 posted on 05/14/2013 1:32:00 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

YES!! I knew I was leaving something out in my rush to respond....lol.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 1:33:20 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: chessplayer
Still waiting to see if Obama issued CBA...

Or where he was all afternooon and night.

11 posted on 05/14/2013 1:35:01 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: penelopesire

Yep!!

And who knows about what we DON’T know about??


12 posted on 05/14/2013 1:35:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: piasa

Maybe someone should ask Reggie Love..


13 posted on 05/14/2013 1:35:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: chessplayer

This does not at all explain away the 12 versions of talking points, which systematically expunged every reference to Ansar al- Sharia (Al Queda), pre-planned coordinated attack, and unheeded CIA warnings about potential attacks.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 1:35:41 PM PDT by kevao (.)
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To: chessplayer

I’m not getting how the GOP altered the emails. Which emails? From whom? To whom?


15 posted on 05/14/2013 1:35:43 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: chessplayer

for later


16 posted on 05/14/2013 1:36:03 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: chessplayer

Use of the term ‘equities’ is a little obtuse.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 1:36:04 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: chessplayer
The actual e-mail from then-Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes appears to show

I guess that all depends on what the definition of 'appears' appears to be.

18 posted on 05/14/2013 1:36:50 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: chessplayer

I assume you’re joking. The email says very little that was different and in any case, the news agencies were all working from a summary of the email sent to them - by the White House! So any discrepancies are once again s product of the White House. Nothing has changed and if anything it’s worse for them.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 1:36:59 PM PDT by livius
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To: chessplayer

“did so in a way that made it appear that the White House was primarily concerned with the State Department’s desire to remove references and warnings about specific terrorist groups so as to not bring criticism to the department.”

Those were only some of the details. What it APPEARED to be to EVERYONE was that the ‘WHITE HOUSE’ is, and has been lying, covering up crimes, using our military and resources to aid the enemy, blackmailing any Republican/Conservative opposition using the various branches of the government, and not being particularly good at golf.


20 posted on 05/14/2013 1:37:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: chessplayer

Who gave the STAND DOWN order?

Why did Obama go to sleep with an attack happening?

Who are the 30+ survivors and where are they now?

Why was Tyrone Woods painting a target?


21 posted on 05/14/2013 1:37:46 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: piasa

Issuing it is his job, his responsibility.

However, the word is that Donilon issued the STAND DOWN ORDER.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 1:39:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: chessplayer

Are you being sarcastic?


23 posted on 05/14/2013 1:39:44 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: piasa

Ben Rhodes.. The brother of the President of CBS Ben Rhodes?


25 posted on 05/14/2013 1:40:55 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: chessplayer
DAMAGE CONTROL ALERT! THE ABC LEAK WAS SCRUBBED!

Distinctions Stricken for Comparison Purposes

Original Text Retained in Bold.

AS OBTAINED BY CNN (Pre-Damage Control Mode?):

“Sorry to be late to this discussion. We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation.

“There is a ton of wrong information getting out into the public domain from Congress and people who are not particularly informed. Insofar as we have firmed up assessments that don’t compromise intel or the investigation, we need to have the capability to correct the record, as there are significant policy and messaging ramifications that would flow from a hardened mis-impression.

“We can take this up tomorrow morning at deputies.”

AS LEAKED TO ABC (In damage control mode?):

“We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”

26 posted on 05/14/2013 1:41:16 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: chessplayer

Carney kinda flailed around about altered emails. Need to see what was said on the live thread. My memory is that it referred to wrongly attributing something to Hillary whose sig is automatically added to certain communications even some she does not personally see.

This “exclusive” sets a new high bar for convoluted. Why did you add (we are so screwed)?


27 posted on 05/14/2013 1:41:56 PM 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: chessplayer

I read the Email and my BS meter sounded loudly. If this “E-mail” wasn’t written AFTER the last hearing, I’ll eat my shorts.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 1:42:23 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: UCANSEE2
P.S. ... and McDonough executed it. Barry was otherwise occupied.

McDonough was in charge during the Bin Laden incident. He is the man in this picture who is in the COMMAND seat between the General and The Secretary of State (hillary).


29 posted on 05/14/2013 1:42:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: JaguarXKE

No need to read further -CNN


30 posted on 05/14/2013 1:42:54 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: chessplayer

What are you talking about?


31 posted on 05/14/2013 1:43:26 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: chessplayer
Lots of gobbledygook in the article. It's designed to obfuscate with meaningless details.

Nothing contradicts the fact that top 0bambi admin. officials kept pushing the B.S. video story. And nothing absolves the CiC from gross negligence at the very least.

32 posted on 05/14/2013 1:43:34 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I’m not following your point. Think this Email was written recently as part of the cover-up and not immediately after the attack? I do.


33 posted on 05/14/2013 1:43:57 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: chessplayer
We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation...

Sooooooo...what happened to that FBI "investigation" anyway?

34 posted on 05/14/2013 1:44:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: penelopesire

What do the talking points have to do with leaving thirty people to die? What do the talking points have to do with lying about a video? What do the talking points on Benghazi have to do with the IRS scandal or the AP scandal?

Answer...NOTHING!


If someone in the GOP altered those emails, that will make people reject ANYTHING the GOP says. Thats why it matters. When Tapper says something like this I begin to worry.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 1:44:32 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

The talking points have been a wild goose chase, the “safe” conversation between the press and WH. They did not cause the death of four Americans. They didnt explain why after repeated requests for more security, there was less. They had nothing to do with why forces were told to stand down. They do not disclose what actions the president did or didn’t take that night. They have been a trap.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 1:45:06 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Well, my attempt was lame.

I guess I just called out the differences. Draw your own conclusions.


37 posted on 05/14/2013 1:45:57 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: chessplayer

Who you workin’ for, Chessplayer? CNN?


38 posted on 05/14/2013 1:46:43 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: chessplayer
CNN exclusive: White House email contradicts Benghazi leaks (we are so screwed)

The attempt to demoralize that you ADDED to the headline may or may not be true. But, I'm calling you out this time about your personal editorializing of a headline IN the title. Cut it out, please?
39 posted on 05/14/2013 1:48:45 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: chessplayer

Ah, it’s a little too late to set up the patsy. That has to be done as the event is occurring. Are we going to see some fake FBI report stating that the GOP altered e-mails?
Maybe Rush did it.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 1:49:02 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: penelopesire

I’ve read this three times..
It’s over my head.
I see nothing here.


41 posted on 05/14/2013 1:51:28 PM 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: chessplayer

Tapper is being played. Nobody altered emails, unless it was the WH. Calm down...this is BS misdirection.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 1:53:00 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: onyx

There is nothing here....lol... But misdirection and spin.


43 posted on 05/14/2013 1:54:02 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: chessplayer

it’s funny out media outlets like CNN and always release updates contradicting earlier stories that they’ve never reported on in the first place.

I imagine it must confuse some of their viewers what in the world they’re talking about.


44 posted on 05/14/2013 1:54:02 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: penelopesire

Thank you!!!


45 posted on 05/14/2013 1:54:37 PM 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: chessplayer

this story is worthless, blatant Dem obfuscation.

release all emails, interview all military, cia, fbi and survivors. NOW


46 posted on 05/14/2013 1:55:26 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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47 posted on 05/14/2013 1:55:39 PM 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: penelopesire

Maybe I’m dreaming, but I have deja vu when I read the Rhodes email. Does anyone else recall having already seen that?


48 posted on 05/14/2013 1:56:12 PM 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: chessplayer

A few leftist lemmings who clung to roots on the cliff face have now climbed back up and will attempt to redeem themselves by reporting things that make the Obama WH look good.

Nice try.


49 posted on 05/14/2013 1:56:47 PM PDT by keat
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To: onyx

I’ve read this three times..
It’s over my head.
I see nothing here.
________________________________________
I agree. The story is just a symantic word game to distract and confuse. It provides no substance to the issues.


50 posted on 05/14/2013 1:58:22 PM PDT by iontheball
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