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Fallout from the -- Petraeus scandal the former head of the CIA briefing lawmakers on Capitol Hill behind closed doors.
In an attempt to answer questions about the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya.
That killed four Americans but that briefing only raising more questions than answers today.
Molly Henneberg is live in DC with more details Molly what's going on.
Kelly we have new information this hour.
The White House now responding to questions about the CIA talking points that were given to administration officials and lawmakers.
In the days and weeks right after the attack in Libya.
Some Republicans have been asking who edited those talking points.
To promote the idea that the attack was -- result of a violent mob protesting an anti Muslim video.
And to take out the reference to an al-Qaeda linked terror attack and instead mention extreme organizations.
The White House says don't look at them.
White House deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters today quote.
The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word consulates.
To the word diplomatic facility.
Since the facility and Ben -- Libya.
Was not formally a consulate.
The CIA talking points went through numerous hands -- its intelligence agencies the White House State Department Justice Department before going out to lawmakers.
Former CIA director General David Petraeus told members of congress yesterday at a hearing.
He was not sure who approved the final version but Republicans say they want to track down an answer.
We have to find it out to find out what the -- or what the reasons where was done how was done and -- get what you what what prompted him to do it.
And because clearly the intelligence community had it right somewhere along the line the policy makers -- Republicans contend the Obama administration wanted to change the talking points for political reasons to downplay the presence of terrorists in Libya.
But Democrats say -- and it was made to protect classified information and to keep al-Qaeda in the dark about what we knew about the attack.
All right Molly thanks for the report.
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