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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    When one reads the WH emails, one should easily come to the conclusion that there is no scandal.
    Really?

    Show us all where they mention a youtube video in those emails as being responsible

    Thanks

    By the way, the WH only released 100 pages out of 25K pages of emails related to this situation. Drip. Drip. Drip.

    Woodward: 'I Would Not Dismiss Benghazi,' Similar to Watergate | The Weekly Standard

    But if you read through all these e-mails, you see that everyone in the government is saying, 'Oh, let's not tell the public that terrorists were involved, people connected to al Qaeda. Let's not tell the public that there were warnings.

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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    No, it was the emails that the source claimed were legit.

    You need to read this:



    CNN exclusive: White House email contradicts Benghazi leaks – The Lead with Jake Tapper - CNN.com Blogs
    There is a 100 page history of the email floating around which, as I understand it, was released by the White House. If you read through that chain you will see that various offices chopped out various things for various reasons. The end result is that the CIA version that began the chain and contained all kinds of relevant information was pared down to damned near nothing. There must have been some reason for that and at the end of that list there is even an email from Petraeus where he is obviously unhappy about what the final version says.

    Furthermore, in that chain you can see where FBI didn't dispute much of anything and was unconcerned about the points (in an early stage of rewrite) hindering their investigation. The upshot is that salient facts were edited out for purely political reasons and chief among those reasons was resistance from the State Department.

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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There is a 100 page history of the email floating around which, as I understand it, was released by the White House. If you read through that chain you will see that various offices chopped out various things for various reasons. The end result is that the CIA version that began the chain and contained all kinds of relevant information was pared down to damned near nothing. There must have been some reason for that and at the end of that list there is even an email from Petraeus where he is obviously unhappy about what the final version says.

    Furthermore, in that chain you can see where FBI didn't dispute much of anything and was unconcerned about the points (in an early stage of rewrite) hindering their investigation. The upshot is that salient facts were edited out for purely political reasons and chief among those reasons was resistance from the State Department.
    Here's a timeline for you:

    Here’s a timeline of ABC’s role in the matter:

    Friday, May 10 – Morning: Karl’s explosive report that ABC had “obtained” 12 different versions of the administration’s talking points on the Benghazi attack quickly made the controversy the top news item of the day as every other news organization rushed to aggregate and digest his report (including Salon).

    Friday, May 10 – Afternoon: As Karl’s report ricocheted across Washington, Republicans seized on it and the White House launched a counter-offensive, hosting a series of deep background calls with reporters to try to put out the fire. The importance of the report can’t be overstated. As Jonathan Chait wrote, “Karl’s report produced among mainstream and liberal reporters a sense of embarrassment at having dismissed the story as a weird partisan obsession.” The New Yorker’s Alex Koppelman wrote that after dismissing the Benghazi controversy for some time, “now there is something to it.”

    Sunday, May 12: The damaging narrative is cemented on the Sunday Morning talk shows, where the Benghazi emails get top billing.

    Tuesday, May 14: The story begins to crumble after CNN’s Jake Tapper — ironically a former ABC reporter until recently — obtains one of the full emails in question, showing the version that Karl reported contradicts the original. “Was ABC News used by someone with an ax to grind against the State Department? It looks possible,” Joan Walsh wrote. She would later be proved correct.

    Karl responds, but instead of correcting the record and apologizing, doubles down and says he was “quoting verbatim a source who reviewed the original documents and shared detailed notes.”

    Wednesday, May 15: After stonewalling, the White House, releases over 100 pages of emails relating to the Benghazi attack, proving the email, as Karl originally reported it, was incorrect. ABC reported White House national security adviser Ben Rhodes seemed to intervene on behalf of the State Department in a turf battle with the CIA. But the original emails revealed he did not mention the State Department at all.

    Thursday, May 16: CBS’ Major Garrett confirms speculation that it was Republican congressional aides who edited the emails by fabricating the bit about the State Department and other pieces. As Salon reported last week, some lawmakers and aides saw the emails in March and said nothing. But, as Kevin Drum speculates this morning, “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.”
    ABC’s Benghazi problem festers - Salon.com
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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    If the ABC reporter had done his homework, then misleading/unfactual information would have not been released. But, it's more important nowdays to publish before checking facts.
    It seems that way.

    Just as it's possible there is more to the issue about altered emails and the GOP than meets the eye.

    Still can't figure why that would be done when the originals are available for comparison. Could there be a move to discredit the GOP?

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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    There is a 100 page history of the email floating around which, as I understand it, was released by the White House. If you read through that chain you will see that various offices chopped out various things for various reasons. The end result is that the CIA version that began the chain and contained all kinds of relevant information was pared down to damned near nothing. There must have been some reason for that and at the end of that list there is even an email from Petraeus where he is obviously unhappy about what the final version says.

    Furthermore, in that chain you can see where FBI didn't dispute much of anything and was unconcerned about the points (in an early stage of rewrite) hindering their investigation. The upshot is that salient facts were edited out for purely political reasons and chief among those reasons was resistance from the State Department.
    No, the WH nor State were "chopping things out of emails".

    The talking points were being internally edited, but the discussion HERE is about the reported emails from Nuland and what she actually wrote.
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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It seems that way.

    Just as it's possible there is more to the issue about altered emails and the GOP than meets the eye.

    Still can't figure why that would be done when the originals are available for comparison. Could there be a move to discredit the GOP?
    At the time the "fake" emails were manufactured, the WH had not released any. I think maybe they thought it would never happen.
    “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said... “‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    At the time the "fake" emails were manufactured, the WH had not released any. I think maybe they thought it would never happen.
    The GOP released fake emails that hadn't been released?

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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    If true this will be amusing in a very sad sort of way. It will be funny watching how the RW spins, twists and flops around on this one. On the other hand it does sound too stupid to be true. Besides I am watching Fox and they have not reported it yet. Cant be true.
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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    So if Benghazi is like Watergate, and according to you Watergate wasn't that serious....Ergo, Benghazi isn't all that serious.


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    re: Republicans Altered Benghazi Emails, CBS News Report Claims [W:361]

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    The GOP released fake emails that hadn't been released (by the WH) ?
    Yes, they edited the emails and leaked them to J. Karl at ABC.

    You just refuse to read the article in the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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