Benghazi Talking Points Released to Congress After They Leave Town

Short but disturbing story here. Catherine Herridge, Fox News, is reporting a set of Benghazi “talking points” were released to Congress earlier this week, but were so heavily redacted they were “worthless.” After complaints, a second, less-redacted (but not certain how redacted they remain) were released just as Congress “left town” for the weekend. Senator Dianne Feinstein says John Brennan’s involvement was small and should not delay his confirmation to CIA Director. You’ll remember U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice’s  appearances on Sunday morning television talk shows insisting the Benghazi attacks were the product of a anti-Islam YouTube video, when the opinions of those who knew it wasn’t (like CIA Director David Petraeus), and the President of Libya, should have made a difference. These confirmation hearings are just one more worthless thing on Capitol Hill. Congress will “see internal communications,” and confirm Brennan. I want to know who told the the CIA and support at the CIA Annex in Benghazi to “stand down.”

John Brennan

John Brennan

President Obama’s pick to head the CIA was involved in crafting controversial talking points about last year’s attack in Benghazi, Republicans said Tuesday after viewing intelligence documents.

Lawmakers had vowed to block John Brennan’s nomination unless they got to see internal communications about how to describe the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Several said the email chain of several pages, which they’d been seeking for months, doesn’t change how they plan to vote either way.

“Brennan was involved,” Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said after the briefing. “It’s pretty obvious what happened.”

“At the end of the day it should have been pretty easy to determine who made the changes and what changes were made.”

He described an “extensive, bureaucratic and frankly unnecessary process” that led to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations publicly linking the attack to a peaceful protest gone awry. Republicans have accused the White House of twisting the talking points to avoid harming Obama’s national security reputation ahead of the November elections. Source: The Hill

John Brennan has a dark history of poor decisions. Read it here. Today, no one is in detention for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, and likely no one will ever be held accountable with the exception of American Sam Bacile, the YouTube video producer, who is in prison but had nothing to do with the deaths in Benghazi.

So twiddle your thumbs until Congress returns, takes a look at the redacted documents and schedules the confirmation vote.

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Background and Related (just a few of my Benghazi posts):

JudicialWatch Sues Director of National Intelligence (James Clapper) for Benghazi Info – Wants Scrubbed Talking Points

Brigitte Gabriel on Benghazi: More Coming That Will Amaze, Shock and Surprise

John Brennan to Replace David Petraeus? Stopped the Capture of bin Laden in 1998? Said Jihad is Holy Struggle? Ignored Christmas Day Bombing Intelligence? The Answer to All is ‘Yes.’

John Brennan and Islam Convert? Saudi Government “Turned” Him?

Benghazi: Background on Hillary Clinton’s Handpicked Accountability Review Board: The Unanswered Questions

Bungled October Surprise: Bneghazi Ambassador Kidnapping Planned to Exchange for Blind Sheik

General Carter Ham Relieved While on Duty Preparing to Defend Benghazi

Fast and Furious in Benghazi: Agent David Ubben Gravely Injured

The Bones of What Happened to Stevens and Smith

Libya Security Officer Requested Security – Received No Replies: News About Injuries at Safe House

Benghazi: Cinton, Obama, Dempsey Reject Aircraft Support: Can’t Offend Libya – Who Are the 30 Persons in the the Safe House (Annex) on September 11?

Let’s Talk about Hillary Clinton’s Claim of “Robust” security Inside Benghazi Consulate

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper Takes Responsibility for False Info on Benghazi

Wounded Libyan Consulate Guard Hired by Brits — 8 Firms Approved for WorldWide Security — UK Blue Mountain Not One of the 8

No Protests: Remember What Sean Smith Said?

NBC Ignores Libyan President’s Denial of anti-Islam Film Blame. State Department Scrubs Website

Hillary Clinton Signed Rules of Engagement for Libya Witnesses Say No Protest – An Organized Attack

What if Egypt Intel Warned of US Israeli Embassy Attacks on September 4? 

No Intel Briefing for Obama Since September 5: September 11 No Threat – More Fundraisers Than Intel Briefings

Benghazi: White House and State Department had 48 hours Warning

Embassies Under-Funded While Billions Go to Green Projects: State Department Sent Tens of Billions Abroad for Climate Change

Stevens Missing for 5 Hours – Body Not Recovered for 12 Hours: Facility Bombed in June fo Killing of Abu Yahaya al-Libi

Muslims have killed 6 of 8 US Ambassadors

Libya: Arab Freedom, Democracy Kills American Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith and Two More.

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