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Benghazi Talking Points Underwent 12 Revisions, Scrubbed of Terror Reference

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Jonathan Karl
ABC News [1]
May 10, 2013

When it became clear last fall that the CIA’s 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.

White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department.  The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.

That would appear to directly contradict what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said about the talking points [2] in November.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/exclusive-benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-references/

[2] said about the talking points: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/white-house-responds-to-release-of-real-time-emails-about-benghazi-attack/

[3] WH Benghazi Documents Show CIA, State Both Wanted Terror References Removed from Talking Points: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wh-benghazi-documents-show-cia-state-both-wanted-terror-references-removed-from-talking-points.html

[4] Petraeus’s role in drafting Benghazi talking points raises questions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/petraeus%e2%80%99s-role-in-drafting-benghazi-talking-points-raises-questions.html

[5] 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

[6] King: Petraeus Said CIA’s Talking Points Were Edited to Play Down Terrorism: http://www.prisonplanet.com/king-petraeus-said-cias-talking-points-were-edited-to-play-down-terrorism.html

[7] Benghazi witness points finger at Clinton on lapses in consulate security: http://www.prisonplanet.com/benghazi-witness-points-finger-at-clinton-on-lapses-in-consulate-security.html

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