GOP senators demand explanation for Benghazi talking points

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April 29, 2014

Kelly Ayotte
Three leading Republican senators are calling on the Obama administration to identify who briefed former U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in advance of her Sunday show appearances where she blamed a video for the Benghazi attack.

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and John McCain, R-Ariz., wrote to leaders on the House and Senate Foreign Relations committees asking them to compel the administration to explain the “taking points.”

In the letter first obtained by Fox News, the senators cite the recent testimony of former CIA acting and deputy director Michael Morell before the House Intelligence Committee, where he said it was Rice, not the CIA, who connected the obscure Internet video to the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attack.

“How could former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, during the five Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16, 2012, claim that the attacks on our compounds were caused by a hateful video when Mr. Morell testified that the CIA never mentioned the video as a casual factor and made no reference to the video in any of the multiple versions of the talking points?” the senators wrote.

Given the CIA was not the source of the video explanation, according to Morell, lawmakers want to know whether State Department or White House personnel were involved in the Rice briefings in advance of the 2012 talk shows.

  • ken51136

    When are they going to get the job done that should have been accomplished more than a year ago. Oh! I forgot, The Obama Administration is working on it with their usual; ignore it and it will go away, lie about it, have the media focus on another distraction and don’t mention Hillary and Benghazi, claim they already have the one responsible is already being punished for his film, make up another lie to cover up the last one people are starting to see through, and it never ends where everyone knows it should; on the liers head ( Obama ), the commander and Chief Lier.

  • jdbixii

    As with all the other instances where the right to privacy of a public official trumps the public’s apparent “right to know” under the freedom of information Act, it is the fear of political consequences which motivates denial, deception and obviation. This administration has been given a pass on so many issues, one has to wonder if it is constitutionally qualified to even hold office!

  • David in MA

    This has gone on for so long without Congress dropping the hammer that it’s all posturing now.

  • mudguy1

    Will it happen ? Those three Ayotte, Graham and MaCain are still Rino’s and this won’t change opinions them.

    • David in MA

      I am beginning to think two of the three have serious mental problems.

  • WiSe GuY

    The answer is simple: 0bama and Hillary killed them.

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