Report: CIA Edited Libya Talking Points

    In this image provided by CBS, Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. speaks on "Face the Nation" in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. A deadly assault on a U.S. consulate in Libya was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, the Rice said Sunday, even as Libya's president insisted the attackers spent months preparing and carefully choosing their date - the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

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    The CIA heavily edited what information would go into the intelligence summary sent to the White House, a report in the Wall Street Journal claimed on Tuesday. Now known as the famous “talking points” that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice repeated on the Sunday talk shows—which became a major rallying cry for Republicans questioning Rice and the White House’s knowledge of the Benghazi attack that claimed the lives of the U.S. ambassador and three others. The 94-word intelligence summary was written after two dozen officials had a daylong email debate that watered down the evidence until it scrubbed all mention of al Qaeda.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal