Белый дом утверждает, что не трогал talking points для Райс – мол, как они пришли из разведки, так она по телевизору и рассказывала. А Петреус, стало быть, врет все.
“The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word ‘consulate’ to the word ‘diplomatic facility,’ since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate,” Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes said. “Other than that we were guided by the points that were provided by the intelligence community. So I can’t speak to any other edits that may have been made.”
UPD: Сенатор Chambliss рассказывает, что всех остальных в цепочке они уже послушали – никто talking points не редактировал. Под присягой клянутся. Единственное заведение, которое имело отношение к этой истории, и откуда никто свидетельствовать пока не стал – Белый дом.
Leaders from the State Department, FBI, CIA, including former CIA Director David Petraeus, testified on Thursday and Friday. Regarding the allegations that the original CIA talking points had been changed so that terrorist involvement was not included, Sen. Chambliss said, “Everybody there was asked do you know who made these changes; and nobody knew. The only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there was the White House.”
“The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” said chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.).
The CIA “talking points” on Benghazi initially identified the attackers as al Qaeda or al Qaeda-linked terrorists but senior administration officials removed the reference, Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press.
Mirrored from Gears and Springs.