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Benghazi Emails Directly Contradict White House Claims

Posted By admin On May 16, 2013 @ 11:30 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

STEPHEN F. HAYES
Weekly Standard [1]
May 16, 2013

The White House on Wednesday released 94 pages of emails between top administration and intelligence officials who helped shape the talking points about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that the CIA would provide to policymakers in both the legislative and executive branches.

The documents, first reported by THE WEEKLY STANDARD in articles here [2] and here [3], directly contradict claims by White House press secretary Jay Carney and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the revisions of those talking points were driven by the intelligence community and show heavy input from top Obama administration officials, particularly those at the State Department.

The emails provide further detail about the rewriting of the talking points during a 24-hour period from midday September 14 to midday September 15. As THE WEEKLY STANDARD previously reported, a briefing from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence shows that the big changes came in three waves – internally at the CIA, after email feedback from top administration officials, and during or after a meeting of high-ranking intelligence and national security officials the following morning.

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[1] Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/newly-released-benghazi-emails-directly-contradict-white-house-claims_724603.html

[2] here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/benghazi-talking-points_720543.html

[3] here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/benghazi-scandal-grows_722032.html

[4] The Complete Benghazi Files: White House Releases 100 Pages Of Benghazi Emails: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-complete-benghazi-files-white-house-releases-100-pages-of-benghazi-emails.html

[5] WH ‘Still Hasn’t Explained Why It Blamed Benghazi On YouTube Video’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wh-still-hasnt-explained-why-it-blamed-benghazi-on-youtube-video.html

[6] White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails: http://www.prisonplanet.com/white-house-told-of-militant-claim-two-hours-after-libya-attack-emails.html

[7] State Dept. Email to White House at 6:07 PM on 9/11/12: ‘Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-dept-email-to-white-house-at-607-pm-on-91112-ansar-al-sharia-claims-responsibility-for-benghazi-attack.html

[8] Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference: http://www.prisonplanet.com/benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-reference.html

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