Transcript for White House Benghazi Attack Talking Points Edited
ABC news exclusive new questions for the White House this morning. About whether it knew the truth about the Ben Ghazi terror attack ABC's senior White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. Has been working the story overnight joins us now from the White House good morning to you John. Good morning Josh as you know when this attack happened the White House initially said it arose out of a spontaneous protest. Over anti Muslim video that turned out not to be true. And the White House said they relied entirely on CIA talking points. But I have obtained twelve different versions of those talking points that shows that they were dramatically edited by the administration take a look at two of them. On the left a draft initially written by the CIA on the right one it was used by the White House the final version. What was taken out all references to al-Qaeda. And all references to CIA warnings before the attack about the terror threat in -- Ghazi. So then John again if his schemes traction -- they seem to be direct contradictions how bad could this be for the State Department and its former head Hillary Clinton. Well that remains to be seen but Josh I have had emails read to me. That show that many of these changes were directed by Hillary Clinton spokesperson at the State Department Victorian -- -- in one email she said that information about CIA warnings quote. Could be abused by members of congress to beat up the state department for not paying attention to warnings so why would we want to -- that. After that email all of those references were deleted. Now the White House is saying that there is nothing inappropriate about the State Department giving input into this and ultimately the CIA drafted these talking points and approved them. But joked but I'll tell you Josh they initially said only one word had --
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