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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:37 AM

Right Wing Invents New Bengahzi Conspiracy Theory: Top U.S. Intel Official Is A Liar


By Hamed Aleaziz posted from ThinkProgress Security on Nov 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

The Republicans’ new focus of attack in the faux “Benghazi-gate” scandal is Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, claiming that he lied about the source of changes to talking points on the Benghazi attack given to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

Yesterday, a DNI spokesperson debunked accusations made by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and other Republicans that the White House changed Rice’s Benghazi talking points, saying that it was the intelligence community that made the “substantive” changes to the talking points. Moreover, former CIA head David Petraeus and other top intelligence officials have said there was no politicization of the process and that the talking points were not altered to minimize the role of extremists but to reflect the best intelligence at the time.

McCain appeared to accept the new information but wondered why Clapper and other DNI officials did not provide this information during closed door hearings last week. And now that all their earlier attacks on Rice have fell apart, Republicans and conservative media figures are directing their attacks at Clapper, a George W. Bush appointee:

– BILL O’REILLY: Now it’s James Clapper, President Obama’s national security guy who is saying, “Oh, it’s me. I sent Rice out there and I took out all the al Qaeda stuff.” I’m not buying it. None of this adds up. … All right so there’s a lot of lying going on here.


Complete article:
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/11/21/1228711/gop-attacks-clapper/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:47 AM

1. What a bunch of traiterous fruitcakes

Is there no limit to the depths they will sink in their effort to turn our country into a failed state?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:21 AM

2. Wow, O'Lielly's right for once....

There is a lot of lying going on there.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:34 AM

3. I dont even get why?

Because a change in talking points to the sunday shows??? who gives a shit thats stupid! Impeachment for talking points?
tib

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:50 PM

4. These fuckwads will never change...

which is fine with me, keep the crazy coming assholes...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:16 PM

5. Clapper

 

is their man. Maybe they should investigate the CIA? They are always doing covert stuff. Go ahead Repukes, investigate the CIA. You already lost Petraeus.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:37 PM

6. Still in denial.

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