Tue May 14, 2013, 04:28 PM
DonViejo (17,336 posts)
Who doctored a White House email?
CNN appears to have undermined a scoop that damaged the White House
BY JOAN WALSH
Was ABC News used by someone with an ax to grind against the State Department? It looks possible. A key email in its “scoop” that the administration’s “talking points” on Benghazi had been changed a dozen times came from White House national security communications adviser Ben Rhodes. It seemed to confirm that the White House wanted the talking points changed to protect all agencies’ interests, “including those of the State Department,” in the words of the email allegedly sent by Rhodes.
But CNN’s Jake Tapper reveals that Rhodes’ email didn’t mention the State Department, and doesn’t even seem to implicitly reference it. The email as published by Karl differs significantly from the original obtained by Tapper.
According to ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Rhodes weighed in after State Department’s Victoria Nuland, who expressed concerns about the way the talking points might hurt “my building’s leadership.” ABC quotes Rhodes saying:
We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.
4 replies, 1103 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Who doctored a White House email? (Original post)
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Tue May 14, 2013, 05:10 PM
longship (28,311 posts)
3. Doctor Who doctored a White House e-mail????
I wish I had a Tardis. I'd be the Doctor Who who doctored e-mails. But they'd be GW Bush e-mails which would have resulted in prison terms for all the Bush neocons.