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C newsroom with more on this James pretty rough day for Jay Carney at the White House.
That's right -- his was to be sure on enviable duty today the white house Press Secretary struggling to explain.
Why an interagency team labored through twelve versions of the now infamous talking points.
That UN ambassador Susan Rice delivered on the Sunday shows of September 16 five days after the attacks.
Rice's account that the deaths have been Ghazi resulted from a spontaneous protest gone awry was later shown to be false.
And never more so than now when the drafts of the talking points and emails regarding them.
Or appearing in the weekly standard and on ABC news and show how multiple early references to involvement by terrorist groups.
We knew -- but we believe based on the intelligence assessment that extremists were involved.
And there were suspicions about what affiliations this -- extremists might have but there were not it was not hard concrete evidence.
September 14 however the first CIA draft of the talking points as published in the weekly standard stated outright quote.
We do know that Islamic extremists with ties while Qaeda participated in the attack unquote.
That was why Jay Carney spent so much time on the defensive this afternoon Harris.
We don't James there's a new name and all of this that may be fairly fresh to people who are watching we want to talk about this.
Much of the new -- -- evidence were getting this week focuses on the role of Victorian -- and the former State Department spokeswoman -- -- the email traffic published recently by the weekly standard and ABC news shows that Victoria new -- former ambassador to NATO.
Objected early on to a CIA draft but noted how many warnings the agency had issued about the worsening security situation in Ben Ghazi.
The early CIA draft could be abused by members of congress -- and wrote in one email.
To beat up the state department for not paying attention to warning so why would we want to feed that either concerned.
When the revised talking points still included references to the culpability on -- Sharia new and warned we don't want to prejudice the investigation.
A National Security Council official push back telling -- The FBI did not have major concerns with the points and offered only a couple minor suggestions.
That's when deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes weighed in stressing that the talking points should quote reflect all.
I can't speak in this specific case to the exact context of who's being referred to but in general terms when -- yes public affairs officers are spokes people inside an organization are negotiating on line sometimes we.
Make additional reference to other.
Individuals or other policy makers.
That was the response we got when we asked who -- -- had in mind when in one of those emails as you noted Paris.
-- and said the changes hadn't gone far enough for quote my buildings leadership.
And there could be more all along Fox News has been pushing almost alone in the force for more information on this and now.
House speaker John Boehner is calling on the White House to release of unclassified emails giving us even more information today.
What's the Obama administration saying about that.
Well the White House depicted -- request is the height of hypocrisy.
We provide this information to the committee this is.
The fact did the very people who reviewed this and probably leaked it.
You know generally speaking not specifically.
Are are asking for something they've already had access to I think demonstrates that this is what it was from the beginning in terms of Republican handling the which -- A highly political matter.
So to answer your question -- that looked and sounded a lot like -- no.
Yeah thank you for decoding now for two games.
You know you've broken so many bits and pieces along the way and terms of this story and then -- been some other elements this week that you broken wide open -- Where do you see all of this heading -- us from kind of a reporter's standpoint.
I think we'll soon see some new whistle blowers the weekly standard reported today for example that on a September 15 email.
That then CIA director General David Petraeus sent to CIA's legislative affairs chief chip Walter in which Petraeus is said to have expressed frustration.
At the scrubbing of the CIA talking points Fox News has now learned that GOP lawmakers and lawyers.
Are now working with several more Ben -- whistle blowers including survivors of the attack.
Who work for the Central Intelligence Agency.
There are people coming.
Reaching out from the CIA.
Have asked the State Department yet again for the names of the survivors.
Big guys and I'm gonna go to the CIA.
Asked them to make available.
Free agents that were involved to the intelligence community protecting their identity so you get the full flavor of what happened.
In short many shoes still to drop in -- still unfolding story Harris quieter on -- James Rosen tonight thank you very much.
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