Peter King: CIA changed talking points

16Nov12

General Petraeus was back before congress today for short, classified briefings, on the Benghazi coverup. Members of the committees said there is some confusion about CIA talking points that evolved to exclude the involvement of terrorists.

CBS News obtained the CIA talking points given both to Rice and members of the House intelligence committee on Sept. 15, and they make no specific reference to “terrorism” being a likely factor in the assault. However, they did indicate that “extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.”

Senator Kent Conrad said there was nothing wrong with what UN Ambassador Susan Rice did on September 16 when she appeared on 5 national news shows and made it clear that the administration believed the terror attack was actually a spontaneous street protest.

Conrad said Rice “did completely the appropriate thing.”

“She used the unclassified talking points that were signed off on by the entire intelligence community,” Conrad said. “There are other things that are classified. That’s a totally different subject.”

Senator Roy Blunt was less forgiving.

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