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We want to get to the Ben -- news again -- that the document dump happened just before this show.
100 pages of emails dealing with the talking points that have been the focus.
Of a lot of discussion in Washington there's a lot more to the bank Gaza story obviously the public and media pressure over being Ghazi is really beginning to expose some cracks.
In the administration's.
Bunker mentality resolve according to critics chief Washington correspondent James Rosen has the breaking news part of this story tonight.
Good evening James as we went to the press.
That's -- rebel throwback to him of course when he comes out -- the east room now the White House succumbing to these demands from GOP lawmakers in congress.
For the release of these 94 mostly repetitive pages of White House CIA.
And State Department emails in talking points they give us.
Our fullest picture to date of the internal deliberations the produced the famously false then Ghazi talking points ultimately delivered by UN ambassador Susan Rice.
On the Sunday shows of September 16.
But these documents also raise new questions that judging from the redacted portions of the papers released today the Obama administration will be reluctant to answer directly.
In email sent at 7:16 PM and then again at 7:39.
PM eastern time on Friday September 14.
Then State Department spokeswoman Victoria -- and repeatedly pressed her inner agency colleagues.
To soften the talking points discussion.
Of the perpetrators of the attacks early talking points drafted stated that the US government does quote no that extremists were among the attackers.
-- and warned that quote will come back to a -- podium how do we know who were they etc.
23 minutes later without a response she emailed again before anyone -- even replied to her first expression belong to say quote.
I just had a combo with redacted name.
And -- on that basis I had serious concerns about all the parts highlighted below.
And that's when she -- the argument we have already reported on about whether language about prior security warnings from CIA could also be stricken.
Also deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes was alerted that the intelligence community.
Was drafting a set of -- -- talking points as early as 11:17.
AM that morning as was National Security Council spokesman.
Tommy V tour.
As latest 304 PM the talking points still included references to the US government knowing that Islamic extremists with ties to -- Qaeda.
Have participated in the attack.
Al-Qaeda and attack were gone by 4:42 PM that day however.
And by 510.
Tommy Jeter was thanking colleagues for revisions and telling them the points will be vetted here meaning the White House now.
By 6:48 PM beaver was alerting colleagues but the man who now heads the CIA John Brennan at that time a White House official quote will have -- -- Four minutes later -- her forward and along Brennan's changes.
Which included stripping the line about the perpetrators.
Of a reference that an indoor from the very first draft namely that they held from across many sectors of Libyan society.
So that contradicts white house Press Secretary Jay Carney repeated assertions this week and all the way back to November.
But the White House is only change was one stylistic tweaking of the word consulate to the phrase diplomatic facilities late in the process.
One last want to report at 915 that night -- CIA official told his colleagues at Langley.
Here's where we stand as of this hour.
Everyone has submitted coordination comments the State Department had major reservations with -- much or most of the document we revise the document.
With their concerns in mind unquote.
That too would appear to contradict what Jay Carney has said about these documents to the effect that.
This was really led by the CIA and was mostly the intelligence community making most of the changes as I say.
We have 94 repetitive pages of emails in our possession that we didn't just an hour or so ago.
But there is a lot more questions -- and Jay Carney is gonna face them in the briefing room no doubt.
James I -- the important part here is that this directly contradicts what.
Jay Carney said numerous times from the podium about edits that were only made.
He used the -- stylistically.
And also what Hillary Clinton said about these talking points you have.
Her chief of staff.
Interacting with Tommy -- -- -- the National Security Council.
Saying they will make the -- in the deputies meeting.
These edits that they're talking about are -- it's about moving.
Certain parts of these talking points as they've developed as you've just laid out.
That's right in Victoria Nolan was careful at all points to -- -- her objections in the objections of her buildings leadership as she put it.
In terms of jeopardizing the ongoing FBI investigation into who committed the attacks.
And yet we do have is part of these papers released.
An email sent to -- we had only previously known that it was a national security staffer we didn't even know which agency we now know it was someone at CIA.
Who shot back at Nolan that the FBI had no major concerns with these talking points.
And yet the changes.
Sort of accelerated past that point they didn't slow down right.
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