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2012 Benghazi Attack

King: Who changed talking points?

16 Nov, 2012

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., tells Fox News that intelligence officials who testified in a closed-door hearing a day earlier, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Acting CIA Director Mike Morell, said they did not know who changed the talking points. He said they went out to multiple departments, including the State Department, National Security Council, Justice Department and White House

KING: To me the question right now is who changed those talking points and why. … I’d say it was somebody in the administration had to have taken it out. That, to me, has to be pursued.”

King also said, “The original talking points were much more specific about Al Qaeda involvement. And yet the final ones just said indications of extremists,” adding that the final version was the product of a vague “inter-agency process.” King said a CIA analyst specifically told lawmakers that the Al Qaeda affiliates line “was taken out.”