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Tonight a head of the investigation into the IRS targeting Tea Party conservatives we have full coverage but first our top story tonight.
The White House is scrambling to respond to brand new allegations that top administration officials or responsible for editing the Ben Ghazi talking points -- in a moment.
Well initially -- highlights from today's intense press briefing but first.
And ABC news investigation is revealing that he'd been Ghazi talking points that they were revised twelve separate times now -- -- -- We now have proof that major edits were made at the suggestion a political appointees now one of those officials was State Department spokeswoman Victoria Noland.
When she received an early draft to the talking point she made the political judgment to remove the paragraphs detailing recent terrorist attacks in the region because it quote.
Could be abused by members of congress to beat up the state department for not paying attention to warning so why would we want to feed that.
Remember that was an email from a top aide to the secretary of state.
Not a member the intelligence community so why then did Hillary Clinton appear before lawmakers and then well say this.
Well there there was evidence and the evidence was being sifted and analyzed by the intelligence community which is why the intelligence community.
Was that the principal.
Decider about what went into talking points.
We now know that was a bold face lie because as we just showed you have to -- Hillary's top advisors.
Sent an email criticizing the official talking points any and all references to al-Qaeda.
Terrorism and any mention of CIA warnings that were issued prior to the attack.
It was all scrubbed out of the talking points.
Now thankfully the media is finally beginning to pay attention -- something that we on this program have been saying for months that an administration wide national security cover up.
Took place following Ben -- and it's all in the pursuit of power so Obama can get reelected.
Now earlier things got heated at the white house press briefing when Jay Carney was asked whether or not political calculations.
Were made during the talking points review process watch this.
The language today maybe we.
It certainly seems clear that there wasn't influenced by the White House and the state are -- right on the CA top.
But I can't figure you're inflating a couple of things here that the White House as I said.
Made one minor change to the talking points drafted by -- produced by the CIA -- questions are about how congress react.
A factor what -- -- Again I can't -- look at it and look at the development of the talking points.
The answer to that is no.
Jake you told us that the only change the remains were stylistic -- -- -- stylistic change to take out all references to previous terror threats and well I I appreciate the question again and and I think that what I was referring to was the talking points that the CIA drafted.
And sent around.
-- which one changes made it and and and I -- except it's stylistic may not precisely describe the change of one word to another key lesson and it will no no no I'm just.
When these days yeah.
After they were written by -- CIA.
These were concerns were raised by the State Department and the White House directed the interagency process to to to to to use in making -- pocketbooks.
Well I think -- -- yeah I am original version included references to al-Qaeda references to help as well Islam.
This -- -- ritual CIA version included extensive.
Discussion of the previous threats of terrorist attacks in Benghazi and those were taken out after the CIA -- special draft.
And in the CIA wrote another draft.
At these it -- postings -- well but here's here's what I've been saying I know John.
These were intelligence committee talking points that the intelligence community led by the CA had this look John that I finished you you've got a long time there.
Did the that the intelligence community has to sign off on -- believe.
Represents the intelligence community's view what they knew at that time about what happen.
Wow and I mr.
-- do you honestly expect us to believe that all of these -- could see right -- version to version three.
That all the references to al-Qaeda were removed without the prodding of the White House for the State Department.
And by the way didn't you say that these were just stylistic.
That's a pretty hard sell considering we know for a fact that the CIA director -- then just do General Petraeus told lawmakers are classified briefing.
On November the 162012.
That he thought -- Ghazi was a terror attack from day one in other words.
I think it's time for Jay -- to stop blaming the intelligence community.
And by the way -- it might be time for you to resign joining me now with reaction Fox News military analyst colonel colonel Oliver -- -- So we've got twelve different versions twelve different edits they claim only stylistically but they remove those important factors let's see that warn that this could happen ahead of time.
And to removing all references that this was a terror attack and we can add and then inserted a lie that they knew was -- -- colonel -- -- Don't look what we've got -- where this is going straight downhill and it's going downhill because first of all they've been lying ever since before the attack captains.
Think about this all these talking point generations twelve of them now are all after the fact.
What they're missing and I think somebody in the in -- -- white -- press -- is gonna find this out.
Is that the CIA warned about the imminent terror attack on the anniversary of 9/11 days before the event.
And the White House and the Pentagon and the State Department did absolutely nothing to pre position.
Any quick response forces in the region.
That is criminal negligence at worst.
And major incompetence at best and that's what they're trying to cover -- course it's not just a bad narrative that really is al-Qaeda is still around after.
Bin Laden is dead.
It's also the incompetence the -- reasons malfeasance -- leaves but all of those embassies uncovered.
Twelve hours between one attack ten hours during the attack and Libya and doing nothing about the whole thing except doctoring talking points I -- rages.
It -- in all of those -- -- so we have the original warnings they came from people at the embassy the console themselves saying hey we really need extra security.
That was not that there was -- CIA it was warning.
That they might be a potential target and that we've got to stand downs during the actual attack -- Americans are under fire colonel and we don't know who gave those orders either.
And and now we know that it was all edited didn't in the -- The -- of this.
And in the aftermath of all of that months later after the election poor old Tom Pickering eighty plus years of age.
-- offering a it as so called.
Accountability review board report.
What washes the whole thing Tom Pickering -- in 1983 to 85 was our ambassador in El Salvador.
He was targeted for assassination by the FSLN terror group down and El Salvador.
We tripled the security for Tom Pickering.
What do you think that somebody like Tom Pickering would have said what happened to ambassadors Stevens was outrageous.
I was protected why wasn't he and yet none of that's in this report.
You know we still have this other same pattern colonel I mean this is on -- -- sure Rio which is an offshoot of al-Qaeda.
Just like Fort Hood just like man caused disasters and overseas continues in the contingency operations.
There is this much for your workplace violence or -- workplace violence.
It did mysterious reluctance and resistance.
To just admit that they -- -- are radical Islamic terrorists that want to kill us.
Now in this case I think it's tied to the presidential ambition of Barack Obama and they didn't want this two months outside of an election.
No doubt about that there's also another factor here and that is the total lack of human intelligence we've become so dependent.
And technical intelligence signals intelligence in the -- That we don't have people on the ground who can tell us who -- the good guys and with the bad guys think about what that means for what's about to happen with Syria we still don't have it.
Our intelligence service is totally dependent on technical intelligence collection and over read stuff from UAV's unmanned aerial vehicles or or satellites what do you.
How did we get from here to there are no words General Petraeus.
He knew right away the president Olivia knew right away what this was terror attack now.
They never for example Susan Rice who read the talking points regard -- -- in the talking points.
She never spoke to mr.
hicks who was there who knew and mr.
hicks was an excoriated and later demoted.
For daring to tell the truth and all of those.
How did we get gradually get from respond to how to get from a real terror attack that they recognize too.
This is linked to a YouTube video this was spontaneous how many terrorists that you -- how many.
The protesters the you know that I have they ever rocket propelled grenade in their back pocket for a spontaneous demonstration -- -- was not a common thing yet.
How many of these guys are out there watching YouTube video made in California I mean the reality of it is this was concocted.
As an excuse for their incompetence in not doing anything.
The anniversary attacks are commonplace with terror organizations.
They they memorialize their own existence -- that.
There's never time that we -- a look at the 9/11 date no matter where it is and not expect that something's gonna happen they did nothing to prepare fort.
End it could totally complaints their whole theory that once bin Laden was dead we don't have to worry about al-Qaeda anymore.
Twofold excuses bad bad judgment all they found -- they have your confidence and while the aftermath it ought debate.
That Frank Wolf congressman Frank Wolf my congressman has a resolution to form a select committee it's time for one they ought to do it.
President if you have nothing to hide.
You couldn't go ahead and you can get the attorney general to do this and I think it's time I agree with you colonel Oliver North -- great American thanks for being with us.
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