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Continuing coverage now breaking news and now we have nearly 100 pages of White House emails.
Which show how the administration helped develop the talking points after the attacks of September 11 last year the attacks on our consulate admit Ghazi Libya.
And how some of those talking points ultimately changed.
Remember we've learned that officials had removed references to previous attacks and Libya.
And two and al-Qaeda linked terror group from earlier drafts of the talking points.
Information that the United States ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice delivered to the world.
Now these newly released emails -- -- a clearer picture of how much input the White House actually head.
Four Americans died in last year's attack on that consulate including our ambassador to Libya Cris Stevens.
James -- been going through the emails work for us now changed.
-- good evening these 94 largely repetitive pages of White House CIA and State Department emails mostly dated Friday September 14.
Rays still further questions.
The documents show then State Department spokeswoman Victoria Newell and repeatedly pressing her interagency colleagues.
To soften the talking points discussion of the perpetrators of the attacks the line about knowing there were extremists among the demonstrators will come back to us -- podium.
-- and said how do we know who are they etc.
that she -- at 7:16 PM.
23 minutes later she -- again saying quote.
I just had a combo with the redacted name.
An added on that basis I have serious concerns about all the parts highlighted below and that's -- new and argued as we have previously reported that language about the CIA's prior security warnings and been -- should be stricken.
At 6:48 PM that day a White House aide cautioned that John Brennan.
That a White House staffer now director of CIA quote we'll have edits and -- changes passed along four minutes later included striking a line.
About the intruders having -- from across many sectors of Libyan society.
That contradicts Press Secretary Jay Carney -- claim this week.
But the White House is only change was a stylistic one replacing consulate with diplomatic facility.
Late in the process at 915 that night September 14.
A CIA official told his colleague at Langley.
Here's where we stand as of this hour everyone -- submitted coordination comments the State Department had major reservations with much for most of the document.
We revise the document with their concerns in mind.
A half hour later after that 945 a CIA official noted FYI FBI says al-Qaeda.
Not al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was involved and they are pursuing that theory so we're not ahead of law enforcement now.
So are we clear to send to congress.
The answer came back no.
And the scrubbing process only accelerated the next day a Saturday when deputies met privately in the White House to reshape he's talking points further ultimately.
Going through twelve versions -- James Rosen in Washington.
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