The latest excuse by the Obama White House regarding why details from the CIA outlining the attacks on the Benghazi consulate were likely terrorist related were removed from the talking points given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice who then used them to give incorrect information to the American public, is that “someone” in the DNI altered those talking points.
EXCERPT: (via CBS News)
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.
…An intelligence source tells CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan the links to al Qaeda were deemed too “tenuous” to make public, because there was not strong confidence in the person providing the intelligence. CIA Director David Petraeus, however, told Congress he agreed to release the information — the reference to al Qaeda — in an early draft of the talking points, which were also distributed to select lawmakers.
…The head of the DNI is James Clapper, an Obama appointee. He ultimately did review the points, before they were given to Ambassador Rice and members of the House intelligence committee on Sept. 14. They were compiled the day before. LINK
This is preposterous. The Obama White House, (while the president is out of the country mind you) would now have us believe that some staff member inside of the James Clapper-run DNI, removed specific information given to them by the CIA Director himself? Really? No way that happens without White House approval. And that approval was most likely based upon politics – not in the interests of national intelligence.
Also note how this same Obama White House is once again laying the blame for the Benghazi cover-up at the feet of anyone but themselves. CIA, FBI, Military Inteligence – anyone but President Barack Obama. And yet, it was Barack Obama who so recently told the American public Susan Rice was sent out by HIS White House during those now infamous weekend news program appearances where she repeated the lie that the attack on Benghazi was the result of anger over a ridiculous YouTube video.
Getting lost in the Susan Rice talking points controversy are the still remaining questions of exactly WHAT Americans were actually doing in Benghazi. Was their arms sales going on? Is it possible the Obama administration was aiding terrorists in obtaining weapons to be used in Syria? Was the Benghazi compound being used as some kind of CIA-run terrorist holding cell as was recently suggested? Why was there no official cause of death from an American doctor for slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens? Upon his body being returned to the United States it was quickly disposed of. Why so little interest among the Obama administration into how exactly Ambassador Stevens died – or was killed? Was he tortured? Were any of the other Americans killed during the attack tortured or their bodies brutalized in some way?
Who knew what – and when?
Where is our media now to demand answers of Barack Obama just as they did decades ago from Richard Nixon? Watergate did not kill anyone. The Benghazi massacre killed four, (THAT WE KNOW OF) and its influence will likely kill yet more…
“But that committee, yeah, it was doomed at the outset. The Dems…not all of them – the leadership…they want to cut defense and this committee was an ends to go and do that you see. Create the mandatory cuts legislation that was part of the deal a few months back. So those Dems get the cuts – the president gets his do-nothing Congress campaign theme, and the Republicans get the blame because the media keeps calling it the “Republican Congress” right? That tagline has been in play all year long…” -WHITE HOUSE INSIDER