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BENGHAZI Report: CIA Edited Libya Talking Points Chris Usher, CBS News / AP Photo

Report: CIA Edited Libya Talking Points

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.

December 4, 2012 8:50 AM