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E-Mails Show State Department Made 12 Revisions to Benghazi Talking Points, Deleted CIA Warning and References to al-Qaeda

Documents show the State Department changed the CIA’s assessment of the terrorist attack that killed four Americans last September, because of an official’s political concerns. The changes deleted reference to al-Qaeda and changed ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations.’

House Oversight Committee: #Benghazi Hearing Live-Blog

The powerful House Oversight Committee will hear testimony today from three so-called ‘whistle-blowers’- Gregory Hicks, Mark Thompson, and Eric Nordstrom - who all claim to have intimate knowledge of the government’s actual reaction to the Benghazi terror attack. Many insiders have claimed that the witnesses’ accounts will directly contradict the White House’s narrative and could reveal ‘explosive’ details of official misconduct. Gregory Hicks is believed to be the star witness; he was […]

Countdown to Benghazi 'Whistle-Blower' Hearings

On Wednesday, House Republicans will examine testimonies from several so-called ‘Benghazi whistle-blowers’ during a congressional hearing aimed at shedding light on the infamously shady circumstances surrounding a September 11th, 2012 attack on the American embassy in Libya. Gregory Hicks, deputy US chief of mission in Libya and Number Two man to slain US Ambassador Christopher Stephens, leads a pack of witnesses set to deliver what some have dubbed ‘explosive testimony’ […]

As President Obama (Finally) Rounds Out Cabinet, Top Posts Remain Empty Throughout Administration

  President Obama began this week by tapping Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx to head the Department of Transportation and ended it by nominating major campaign donor Penny Pritzker for Secretary of Commerce. While both nominees pose potential problems- Foxx has a rocky history with contracts and the Pritzker family’s hotel chain has been accused of abusing employees- the biggest narrative to emerge out of the week’s nominations has focused on […]

E-Mails Detail State Department's Changes to CIA Briefing Document on Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Intelligence agency reports on an attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were altered because State Department officials were concerned about congressional reaction to the deadly September 2012 terrorist attack in Libya, Stephen F. Hayes reports at the Weekly Standard. CIA analysts “concluded even before the assaults had ended that al Qaeda-linked terrorists were involved,” Hayes writes, citing e-mails and other documents in a 43-page congressional report. “Senior administration officials […]