The politics of Benghazi
Political Insiders weigh in
- Duration 4:33
- Date Nov 19, 2012
Political Insiders weigh in
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Here we -- Thursday and Friday we had every leader.
The intelligence community there including.
Folks from the State Department the FB.
Everybody knew there was -- -- do you know who made these changes and nobody knew you the only entity that reviewed the talking points that was not there.
Was the White House.
And yet the house Intel chairman Mike Rogers said today -- He said he thinks it was the national Security Council's deputy committee that made the change.
Let's bring back our political insiders now here again John -- but the aide Doug -- And via this week a remote -- can tell so pat let me start with you -- the White House yesterday -- -- make the change.
Mike Rogers says horrible -- the National Security Council did and they work for the presidents -- would either.
Well somebody did it and something happened because looked at what went on -- the bottom of this and award yet.
And it's coated in it it doesn't need to be partisan -- look.
Susan writes -- out and said things are run true the president I believe dug a hole in the press conference.
When he said Susan Rice had nothing new nothing had nothing to do with thing Gaza which raises the question -- -- out there in the first place doing.
All five killed.
-- who gave -- the talking points now we know we have conflicting stories.
This notion that we can just hide the football here I think is hard remember we're talking about four dead Americans including an American ambassador.
This is not a minor -- You know while the president famously said during the second debate.
I called it a terrorist attack the day after the attack happened will then why did that on September 164 days after that.
The president send out.
On Susan Rice -- -- on the Sunday talk show.
I've been on the Sunday talk shows that the best -- to the White House when -- worked for.
Bill Clinton and let's just say you get talking points you get instructions.
And the clear message is delivered the messages we tell you to.
Because you're working -- you think she got revised talking points for that Sunday appearance on five talk shows from the White House.
Edited by the National Security Council.
I am certain she was told by the White House.
What to say and how to say it I'm not certain who did it but when you have Tom Donovan who pat knows better than anyone.
As head of the NSC it's inconceivable.
That he and his colleagues did not know what advance what you.
-- literally -- this congress while in I'm thinking when I hear all of us.
That day of the press conference John McCain really went after Obama and before and after one after Susan -- very heavily and -- you go back to 2004 when John Kerry was the democratic nominee for president and who was one of the first people he thought about for his running mate.
Remember John McCain again.
And they're great friends and I'm wondering if McCain is -- savaging Susan Rice making it impossible to nominate her.
And they settle for his buddy John Kerry as secretary of state.
-- the other thing doesn't make sense is Petraeus apparently on Friday said look I knew from the beginning it was a terrorist attack.
And then he also said that he didn't sign off on the revised -- final version that said it wasn't so in other words.
Perpetuated a law.
Look the real question here and dog -- but -- problem is how he was played.
These of this investigation.
The timing of his of his -- -- but the fact that they knew -- you know what let me just say this.
Neither are you -- the American people we may have been born most of us that night but we were not born last night.
And at some point this thing starts smelling a high heaven and I will just venture to say.
They came out of the National Security Council Tom Donaldson political operative was I said before I NG put put.
The pressure of Petraeus.
They need to get to the bottom of this whether it's a select committee or whatever began the stakes are high in people should stop playing politics it's unseemly.
Watching people play policy.
All right gentlemen thanks very much -- Doug shown and padded -- And their congressman -- the -- VAR campaign insiders you can get more from the political insiders now.
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