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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.’

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 […]