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    Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    One day after The White House released 100 pages of Benghazi emails, a report has surfaced alleging that Republicans released a set with altered text.CBS News reported Thursday that leaked versions sent out by the GOP last Friday had visible differences than Wednesday's official batch. Two correspondences that were singled out in the report came from National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
    The GOP version of Rhodes' comment, according to CBS News: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation."
    The White House email: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation."
    The GOP version of Nuland's comment, according to CBS News: The penultimate point is a paragraph talking about all the previous warnings provided by the Agency (CIA) about al-Qaeda's presence and activities of al-Qaeda."
    The White House email: "The penultimate point could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings."


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    This is just more proof why the American public isnt buying the partisan push by Republicans about this...
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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    Yep. And the MSM ran it...what happened to their loyalty?
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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

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    This is just more proof why the American public isnt buying the partisan push by Republicans about this... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Is that the same CBS news that is ramrodded by the brother of one Obama's staffers?

    Credibility check!
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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    Well if you have memos and emails circulating between 12 different departments, maybe it wasn't the evil GOP who altered them--they just got them from a different source. Perhaps the WH altered theirs--it isn't like they hesitated to edit the talking points to begin with. Nice desperation shot though---I'd stick with blaming it on Bush though.

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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Well if you have memos and emails circulating between 12 different departments, maybe it wasn't the evil GOP who altered them--they just got them from a different source. Perhaps the WH altered theirs--it isn't like they hesitated to edit the talking points to begin with. Nice desperation shot though---I'd stick with blaming it on Bush though.
    Yes the White House would self incriminate themselves Just so happens the Republican version was changed and everyone elses werent


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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    CBS News Report Claims...
    A news organization that fabricated the Killian Memo and an Administration that altered intelligence reports and lied to the American public for months.

    Great sources Ya' got there....



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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Is that the same CBS news that is ramrodded by the brother of one Obama's staffers?

    Credibility check!
    Here is Gloria Borgia and CNN with a Credibility Check.....



    Did political spin hide the truth of Benghazi?

    Apply that cliché to Benghazi -- and questions about the motive for removing the terror link from talking points about the Libyan attack in the heat of an election. Maybe there's a corollary question that we ought to be asking: In politics, when did spin trump everything, even the truth?

    But in the center ring is something that still begs an explanation, despite the president's dismissiveness: How -- and why-- did the account of what happened at Benghazi (i.e. the infamous talking points) go through a dozen iterations, beginning with a fairly detailed description of the potential involvement of al Qaeda that morphed over the course of a day into a simple, gauzy, bland (and false) theory?

    Administration officials say, of course, that this is just part of the regular, interagency "process" of consultation that occurs before information is released. In other words, this is the way intelligence always gets scrubbed and vetted.

    What's more, the bureaucratic armor was on -- between people at the State Department and the CIA, each trying to make sure their agency wasn't thrown under the bus for the obvious failures in Benghazi.

    What we do know is this: In an e-mail, Victoria Nuland, the State Department's spokeswoman at the time, makes the point that a key paragraph in the talking points -- containing context and detail about five other attacks in Benghazi -- "could be abused by members of Congress to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings so why would we feed that either ... "

    She's right: Republicans and Mitt Romney would no doubt have accused the administration of not paying enough attention to warning signs. But since it was also the truth -- or an important part of it -- why suppress it?

    Then there's the rest of the story, which may even be more dispositive. Although the U.S. ambassador to Libya lost his life, the exact nature of the Benghazi operation is tricky. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the White House changed the wording from "consulate" to "diplomatic facility" to be more accurate. So what does that mean? Thanks to the digging of Glenn Kessler in The Washington Post, it looks very much like the Benghazi consulate "was not a consulate at all but basically a secret CIA operation."

    And, as Kessler also points out, the internal Accountability Review Board, in its investigation, tiptoed around the delicate matter: The U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, it said, "was never a consulate and never formally notified to the Libyan government." In other words, this was a hit on a CIA outpost, resulting in the death of an ambassador who happened to be there at the time.

    That helps to explain the pushback from the State Department, which was publicly taking the heat -- and didn't want the CIA-driven talking points to add to the idea that they had failed to protect their own. In addition, State had been pretty mum on the whole picture, and Nuland didn't want the talking points to reflect more than she had been allowed to share publicly, so she naturally objected -- on behalf of her "building's leadership."

    The bottom line: That the more complex version of the truth -- previous recent attacks, previous threats linked to al Qaeda, the presence of "Islamic extremists" -- was somehow lost in translation and what emerged instead was something that turned out to be utterly false: a claim that the attack was "spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. embassy in Cairo."

    In the end, there are two parts to this Benghazi brouhaha. The president called the controversy a "sideshow," and he's right: Republicans are trying to fund-raise off of this and hurt Hillary Clinton. And maybe the president was goading them, knowing that if they go overboard, the public will turn on them.

    But the president's dismissive attitude towards the whole mess willfully neglects the second part of the problem. He says, incredulously, "who executes some sort of coverup or effort to tamp things down for three days? So the whole thing defies logic.".....snip~

    Opinion: Did political spin hide the truth of Benghazi? - CNN.com

    Borgia is of course correct with her call. Same deal as Peggy Noonan. Gloria also gives us some insight here. Especially over the issue that the Consulate was not in fact a Diplomatic Building. What Borgia is saying between the lines here. Is that CNN already knows about the Two CIA warehouses......connected to this issue. Knows Clinton testified they were concerned about getting Gadhafi's weapons after his fall. Especially the ManPads, that somehow managed to make themselves over to the Syrian Rebels in Syria.

    So we also have the Known CIA Annex.....which tells me CNN is onto this. Kinda Brings into perspective the Reason Why Stevens who had not moved prior to not having enough security per Nordstroms Email. Which validated they could not operate for 10 days. Was now in Benghazi and meeting the Turks Envoy out in front of this alleged Consulate.

    Also I would note Obama and Erdogan together getting their pics taken. While Turkey allows the Weapons from the Saud and Qataris to get funneled into the Syrian Rebels. Which the CIA was to control who was getting those weapons and to make sure they didn't fall into AQ types. Funny how this resembles Iran Contra.....while the Benghazi Mirrors the Kenyan Embassy attempt.....huh?

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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    "So here's what happened. Republicans in Congress saw copies of these emails two months ago and did nothing with them. It was obvious that they showed little more than routine interagency haggling. Then, riding high after last week's Benghazi hearings, someone got the bright idea of leaking two isolated tidbits and mischaracterizing them in an effort to make the State Department look bad. Apparently they figured it was a twofer: they could stick a shiv into the belly of the White House and they could then badger them to release the entire email chain, knowing they never would.

    But it was typical GOP overreach. To their surprise, the White House took Republicans up on their demand to make the entire email chain public, thus making it clear to the press that they had been burned. And now reporters are letting us all know who was behind it."

    It's Official: Those Bogus Email Leaks Came From Republicans | Mother Jones

    Good job repubs you got busted.


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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    "So here's what happened. Republicans in Congress saw copies of these emails two months ago and did nothing with them. It was obvious that they showed little more than routine interagency haggling. Then, riding high after last week's Benghazi hearings, someone got the bright idea of leaking two isolated tidbits and mischaracterizing them in an effort to make the State Department look bad. Apparently they figured it was a twofer: they could stick a shiv into the belly of the White House and they could then badger them to release the entire email chain, knowing they never would.

    But it was typical GOP overreach. To their surprise, the White House took Republicans up on their demand to make the entire email chain public, thus making it clear to the press that they had been burned. And now reporters are letting us all know who was behind it."

    It's Official: Those Bogus Email Leaks Came From Republicans | Mother Jones

    Good job repubs you got busted.
    What we do know is this: In an e-mail, Victoria Nuland, the State Department's spokeswoman at the time, makes the point that a key paragraph in the talking points -- containing context and detail about five other attacks in Benghazi -- "could be abused by members of Congress to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings so why would we feed that either ... "

    That helps to explain the pushback from the State Department, which was publicly taking the heat -- and didn't want the CIA-driven talking points to add to the idea that they had failed to protect their own. In addition, State had been pretty mum on the whole picture, and Nuland didn't want the talking points to reflect more than she had been allowed to share publicly, so she naturally objected -- on behalf of her "building's leadership.".....snip~

    Then there was the fact where it all began even before the Republicans even knew. Evidenced by CNN. As well as others. Perhaps Mother Jones should catch up with the facts.

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    Re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What we do know is this: In an e-mail, Victoria Nuland, the State Department's spokeswoman at the time, makes the point that a key paragraph in the talking points -- containing context and detail about five other attacks in Benghazi -- "could be abused by members of Congress to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings so why would we feed that either ... "

    That helps to explain the pushback from the State Department, which was publicly taking the heat -- and didn't want the CIA-driven talking points to add to the idea that they had failed to protect their own. In addition, State had been pretty mum on the whole picture, and Nuland didn't want the talking points to reflect more than she had been allowed to share publicly, so she naturally objected -- on behalf of her "building's leadership.".....snip~

    Then there was the fact where it all began even before the Republicans even knew. Evidenced by CNN. As well as others. Perhaps Mother Jones should catch up with the facts.
    That has nothing to do with this they were given the emails before us they "leaked" them in calling for the White House to release the rest of them and the whole thing. The White House did now the White House is sitting back and laughing their ass' off at those Republicans after they reworded several key elements of them


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