National Security Council altered Benghazi intel report

Washington Times:
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday that Obama administration political appointees removed references to al Qaeda-linked groups from intelligence agencies’ accounts of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Rep. Michael Rogers, Michigan Republican, said the White House's National Security Council Deputies Committee had altered an unclassified summary of what U.S. intelligence knew about the attack, which U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice relied on during her now-infamous round of TV interviews on Sept. 16.

“There was not an intelligence failure. The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” Mr. Rogers said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Intelligence agencies’ accounts of the attack, in which U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, went to the “Deputies Committee, that’s populated by appointees from the administration. That’s where the narrative changed,” Mr. Rogers said. “The narrative was wrong, and the intelligence was right.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, disputed Mr. Roger’s assessment, saying it is still unclear who changed the narrative — known as “talking points.”

Feinstein is really arguing about why they changed the talking points not if they did.   She is trying to give cover to the White House, but we are getting closer to who was responsible for trying to mislead the public about the attacks.  One of the other problems with Feinstein's defense is it does not explain why a false narrative about a mob of movie critics was pushed.  Her claim is that there was some dispute over which group was behind the attacks, but there was never any real debate about the movie critic theory which just made no sense in the Benghazi attack.

Now that we have an address to attach the false narrative too, it is time to get testimony from those responsible.  Will Obama claim executive privilege?  I think he will.


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