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    Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says | Fox News

    Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified in a closed-door hearing Friday morning that his agency determined immediately after the Sept. 11 Libya attack that "Al Qaeda involvement" was suspected -- but the line was taken out in the final version circulated to administration officials, according to a top lawmaker who was briefed.
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who spoke to reporters after Petraeus testified before the House Intelligence Committee, indicated he and other lawmakers still have plenty of questions about the aftermath of the attack.
    "No one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points," he said.
    Petraeus was heading next to the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify. At the same time, lawmakers unexpectedly convened a briefing with top members of various committees to examine a Sept. 25 letter to President Obama that asked a series of classified questions on Benghazi.

    Still, the claim that the CIA's original talking points were changed is sure to stoke controversy on the Hill.

    "The original talking points were much more specific about Al Qaeda involvement. And yet the final ones just said indications of extremists," King said, adding that the final version was the product of a vague "inter-agency process."
    Looks like the Administration has a problem.
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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No, it looks like the CIA has a problem. According to Petraeus, the final version was changed prior to circulation to Administration Officials. Read the last line of your cite.
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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Interesting, the next question(s) should have been, who made the decision to remove it? What was your motive for removing it? How many people are aware of the actual determination? Who did they tell? Was the State Department/White House informed verbally of the original determination? Vague inter-agency process?

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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    No, it looks like the CIA has a problem. According to Petraeus, the final version was changed prior to circulation to Administration Officials. Read the last line of your cite.
    Where is there any certainty that the CIA took the line out? I don't see anything that says who exactly took that out. That's one of the big questions now.....who removed the stuff about terrorists?

    And don't forget there were people watching this live.
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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Looks like the Administration has a problem.
    Looks to me like the administration IS the major problem of the moment.
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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Where is there any certainty that the CIA took the line out? I don't see anything that says who exactly took that out. That's one of the big questions now.....who removed the stuff about terrorists?

    And don't forget there were people watching this live.
    So now you're attacking the credibility of the article that YOU posted?
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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    So we either have a gov't that is out of control, or under that control of those that are now free to remain anonymous. Either situation is dangerous and unacceptable. If the head of the CIA has "no idea" what (or who) makes changes to its "official" findings, then why have that position at all? It appears that whatever Obama wants, Obama gets. If this is true of the CIA, then it is likely true of the labor dept. too. We already know that the energy dept. can pick and choose what "investments" it would like to make; no more "earmarks" (specific spending instructions) just let Obama (and his cronies) decide what the people's money gets spent on. Obama is free to enforce the laws that he likes, ignore those "laws" that he does not like and to order the gov't to do/say exactly what he wants them to do/say. The congress has determined that they are totally out of control and must now beg the executive branch to follow the law, rather than to demand it.
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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    No, it looks like the CIA has a problem. According to Petraeus, the final version was changed prior to circulation to Administration Officials. Read the last line of your cite.
    The idea that the head of the CIA wasn't the last to lay eyes on the briefing to the Administration is disconcerting.
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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I doubt this will ever see the light of day because of the National Security implications. They'll hide all these interagency briefs and talking points as part of the War on Terror, unless the Senate can get the papers declassified for the purpose of further hearings into wrong doing. It should be interesting to see how this power struggle plays out.
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    Re: Petraeus testifies CIA's Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says

    Seems like Petraeus has a problem. Seems like even he alluded to the protest in his own briefing.

    Petraeus' testimony both challenges the Obama administration's repeated claims that the attack was a "spontaneous" protest over an anti-Islam video, and according to King conflicts with his own briefing to lawmakers on Sept. 14. Sources have said Petraeus, in that briefing, also described the attack as a protest that spun out of control.
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