Barack Obama White House Denies Editing Out “Terror” From Benghazi Talking Points

It all depends on what is, is … Welcome to Obama’s ‘Watergate’, only this time Americans died. 

The Obama White House has denied editing the talking points regarding the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans including Ambassador Stevens. However, this contradicts former CIA director  David Petraeus’ remarks that he had made behind closed doors to a Congressional committee.  Petraeus told lawmakers that from the onset of the investigation about the September 11 attack, US intelligence pointed to al Qaeda affiliates. So who made the edits, who insisted the edits be made and who signed off on them? The edits would have been made after the statements had left the CIA for review by the Defense and State departments, ultimately landing at the White House. Sorry, but there has to be a simple paper trial of how this document changed and who changed and approved the changes. Barack Obama promised transparency and it is about time he is held accountable for such.

Obama continues to laugh at “We the People” as he played politics with the death of four brave souls as America was too busy taxing the rich 

The White House yesterday denied it edited talking points about the terrorist attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya — contradicting remarks made a day earlier by disgraced ex-CIA chief David Petraeus.

“The only edit that was made by the White House and also by the State Department was to change the word ‘consulate’ to the word ‘diplomatic facility,’ since the facility in Benghazi was not formally a consulate,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters aboard Air Force One.

“Other than that, we were guided by the points that were provided by the intelligence community. So I can’t speak to any other edits that may have been made.”

One would think that a President, a Commander in Chief would be furious and demand answers to who edited talking points that put out a false narrative when four Americans died. However, not when it was made political and had to be covered up until after an election. In Obama’s world, the ends justify the means.

Who are you going to believe America? Think Obama’s WH did not edit the talking points or have a hand in taking the “terror” out? This from the same Obama Administration that changed the “WAR ON TERROR” to read as an “OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATION”.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus Heads to Capital Hill, Petraeus To Testify He Knew Libya Was Terrorism ‘Almost Immediately’

BENGHAZI-GATE COULD ESCALATE TODAY WITH PETRAEUS TESTIMONY.

After much speculation as to whether former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus would testify this week in front of lawmakers regarding the attack in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans. It turns out that  Petraeus will and is presently testifying this morning under oath. The question is, what will Petraeus say? Petraeus is presently testifying behind closed doors. Oh to be a fly on the wall.

Petraeus is under investigation by the agency for possible wrongdoing, though that’s not the subject of the closed-door hearings he is set to attend Friday. The September attack in Benghazi, which killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, created a political firestorm, with Republicans claiming that the White House misled the public on what led to the violence.

As reported at Breitbart.com, they are reporting that David Petraeus will testify that he knew the attacks in Benghazi were a result of terrorism immediately. This certainly would contradict the Obama administration narrative and the faux talking points that UN Ambassador Rice spewed on five Sunday talk shows. This Petraeus testimony would be much different from what he initially said. Also being reported,Petraeus  told this source he believed the CIA talking points given to  Susan Rice came from within the White House or Administration. The Gateway Pundit reminds us that maybe it was the third email sent to the White House on the evening of 9-11 on the Benghazi attack that blamed an Al-Qaeda-linked group for the attack on the consulate that was the obvious signal.

Just a few minutes ago on CNN, Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported that a high-placed source informed her that former CIA Chief David Petraeus will use his upcoming testimony to amend his previous testimony. According to this source, Petraeus will tell the closed door congressional hearing that he knew “almost immediately” that the September 11 anniversary attack on our Libyan consulate was a terrorist attack committed by the al-Qaeda-linked militia Ansar Al Sharia.

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Charles Krauthammer: Petraeus Thought He Could Keep His Job … White House ‘Held Affair Over Petraeus’s Head’ For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi

QUID PRO QUO?  So why does a sex scandal make it impossible for a CIA director like General David Petraeus to keep his job? Being black mailed and pressured to do and say things that are not true of course. But what happens when the blackmail and pressure comes from within, like the White House?

Charles Krauthammer has once again got it 100% correct. Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer stated that the Obama White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give favorable testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Petraeus thought he could keep his job after he knew he was being investigated for his “extramarital affair” and most likely went before the Congressional hearing and told a story to save his job by siding with the Obama administration ridiculous story that the attack was the result of a video tape. David Petraeus, of all people, who is an expert on terrorism knew better. But when some one has your professional career in their hands … he followed the Obama party line.

“His job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration, and he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.”

Transcript from News Busters:

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously knew what was going on. He was hoping that those administration officials would not disclose what had happened, and therefore hoping that he would keep his job. And that meant that he understood that his job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration, and he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.

And that brings us to the ultimate issue, and that is his testimony on September 13. That’s the thing that connects the two scandals, and that’s the only thing that makes the sex scandal relevant. Otherwise it would be an exercise in sensationalism and voyeurism and nothing else. The reason it’s important is here’s a man who knows the administration holds his fate in its hands, and he gives testimony completely at variance with what the Secretary of Defense had said the day before, at variance with what he’d heard from his station chief in Tripoli, and with everything that we had heard. Was he influenced by the fact that he knew his fate was held by people within the administration at that time?

KRAUTHAMMER: Of course it was being held over Petraeus’s head, and the sword was lowered on Election Day. You don’t have to be a cynic to see that as the ultimate in cynicism. As long as they needed him to give the administration line to quote Bill, everybody was silent. And as soon as the election’s over, as soon as he can be dispensed with, the sword drops and he’s destroyed. I mean, can you imagine what it’s like to be on that pressure and to think it didn’t distort or at least in some way unconsciously influence his testimony? That’s hard to believe.

Doug Ross has the timeline and one pretty much has to have no brain to think that Obama, the WH and his reelection folks did not know about the Petraeus investigation.

Does anyone really think that the Obama White House did not know about the investigation that not only looks into CIA director Gen. Petraeus, but also Gen. Allen,the Commander of the US and NATO troops in Afghanistan. Come on folks, really? Remember the Obama philosophy on never letting a crisis go to waste.

The Petraeus Scandal Gets Worse … Marine Gen. John Allen, the Commander of the War in Afghanistan, Exchanged Thousands of “Potentially Inappropriate” Emails with Jill Kelley

Just when you thought the sex scandal of former CIA Director General David Petraeus could not get any worse, it does …

As reported at The Politico, Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the US. commander of the war in Afghanistan has been caught up and snagged in the Petraeus affair investigation. It appears that Allen was up to some hanky-panky of his own. It is being reported that Allen exchanged thousands of “potentially inappropriate” emails with Jill Kelley. Yes, the same Jill Kelly who contacted that FBI that she was receiving threatening emails from Petraeus’ mistress.

Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the four-star U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan, exchanged thousands of “potentially inappropriate” emails with Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who claimed to have been harassed by the ex-mistress of former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior defense official told POLITICO early Tuesday.   Allen, 58 and married, was nominated in October by President Barack Obama to be Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of the U.S. European Command. That nomination is now on hold, but Allen will remain commander of U.S. forces and the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, the official said.

The FBI notified the Defense Department on Sunday of “potentially inappropriate communications” between Allen and Kelley, and turned over to Pentagon lawyers 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails exchanged by the two from 2010 to 2012.

My question is as follows, I run a web site and do not have the time to exchange thousands of emails, how does a commander in charge of a war have the time to do so? Also, with all the American military heroes killed by so-called friendly Afghans, could Allen maybe have concentrated on that rather than ”inappropriate emails”?

FBI Knew of Petraeus Affair in the Summer But Supposedly Never Told Obama WH Until Last Week

The picture is becoming very clear why Obama was all in with the blame VIDEO approach in Benghazi, it was one huge mess that would have overwhelmed the news cycle during his reelection campaign. But they would all have you believe it was a coincidence.

The NY Times is reporting that the FBI discovered and knew of CIA Director General David Petraeus extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell during the summer when they investigated threatening emails received by  Jill Kelley; however, they never told anyone outside of the FBI or Justice Department. Also reported at the WSJ that high level officials at Justice knew. So Eric Holder never told Obama, eh? Folks if you believe that one I have a bridge to sell you. The FBI was looking at the CIA Director’s emails and no one knew this was going on?

Really. That is the story that the Obama administration will go with. It was just a coincidence that the FBI told the WH after the election and that Petraeus resigned after the election so not to harm Obama’s reelection chances. Of course it is also a coincidence that there has been no comments from Obama as to the Benghazi terror attacks and how a video tape was blamed when they knew it was terrorism. It was also a coincidence that an intel and terror guy like Petreaus also reiterated the false tape story under oath when he knew better. Yea, no conspiracy and cover up here. Was he being a team player or blackmailed?

High-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer that F.B.I. agents had uncovered what appeared to be an extramarital affair involving the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, David H. Petraeus, government officials said Sunday.

But law enforcement officials did not notify anyone outside the F.B.I. or the Justice Department until last week because the investigation was incomplete and initial concerns about possible security breaches, which would demand more immediate action, did not appear to be justified, the officials said.

The new accounts of the events that led to Mr. Petraeus’s sudden resignation on Friday shed light on the competing pressures facing F.B.I. agents who recognized the high stakes of any investigation involving the C.I.A. director but who were wary of exposing a private affair with no criminal or security implications. For the first time Sunday, the woman whose report of harassing e-mails led to the exposure of the affair was identified as Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla.

More from the NRO:

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have new stories out tonight about the scandal which led to David Petraeus’s resignation on Friday, both hitting on one interesting point: Petraeus’s affair was known at the top levels of the Justice Department months ago. The Times explains that “high-level officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department were notified in the late summer.” The Journal story goes further, saying that Eric Holder himself “knew about the email link to Mr. Petraeus as far back as late summer,” timing the NYT deliberately leaves unclear.

 

General Petraeus’ Mistress Paula Broadwell Leaks Benghazi Secret Prison Inside US Annex … She Would Know this How?

The following video becomes a bit more eye opening in the wake of the news that Paula Broadwell was CIA Director General Petraeus’ mistress. As reported at Breitbart, on October 26th, 2012, Paula Broadwell, addressed the University of Denver Alumni Symposium about the recent attacks on Benghazi during a question and answer session after her keynote address. Paula Broadwell told the audience that the US was holding militia prisoners at the secret prison at the  consulate annex in Benghazi. Also, she stated that Petraeus knew of the pleas for help coming from Benghazi on 9-11.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. The entire video of here speech can be seen HERE.

Broadwell: Petraeus Knew of Benghazi Plea for Help.

Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11. She also acknowledged that “there was a failure in the system.”   Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title “Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell,” now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack.   Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox News that the CIA annex asked for a special unit, the Commander in Chief’s In Extremis Force, to come and assist it. She also said that the force could indeed have reinforced the consulate, and that Petraeus knew all of this, but was not allowed to talk to the press because of his position in the CIA.

Military expert Paula Broadwell, who was allegedly improperly involved with resigned CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, confirmed in October that the CIA annex in Benghazi asked for reinforcements when the consulate came under attack on September 11. She also acknowledged that “there was a failure in the system.”   Broadwell was speaking at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on October 26. Her lecture, which is on YouTube under the title “Alumni Symposium 2012 Paula Broadwell,” now has added value, because based on the recent disclosures, it can now be assumed that she indeed knew exactly what it was that Petraeus knew about the attack.   Broadwell confirmed the reports on Fox News that the CIA annex asked for a special unit, the Commander in Chief’s In Extremis Force, to come and assist it. She also said that the force could indeed have reinforced the consulate, and that Petraeus knew all of this, but was not allowed to talk to the press because of his position in the CIA.

The plot thickens … Benghazi and the resignation of Petraeus is becoming more and more suspect and reeks of conspiracy and cover up for the political expedience of Barack Obama. Make no mistake about it, Petraeus has to testify in from of Congress at the Benghazi hearings if he ever wants to have a shred of credibility.

 

CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns Over ‘Extramarital Affair’ … Petraeus will not Testify Before Congressional Oversight Committees Next week on Benghazi

ALL THE PRESIDENTS CONVENIENT RESIGNING MEN,  THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM …

CIA Director, General David Petraeus has resigned from the Obama Administration over an extramarital affair. What interesting timing. Petraeus was set to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Are we supposed to believe that the Obama White House did not know of this resignation prior to the 2012 Presidential election? Or was this just another scandal that was hid from the American public and the play clock run out on so that Obama could be reelected? I am sure even the MSM would have asked some questions if Petraeus resigned prior to the election and what that meant for Obama foreign policy.

Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, General David Petraeus, the CIA Director, has resigned from the administration over an extramarital affair. Petraeus was slated to testify before Congress next week on the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Benghazi, Libya. Bret Baier of Fox News just tweeted, “With Petraeus’ resignation effective immediately, he will not testify next week & lawmakers are said to be ‘stunned’ by the announcement.”

This is only the latest in a string of groundshaking events demonstrating that the Obama administration hid information vital to the American people during the last days of the 2012 election cycle. The fact that the most respected soldier of his generation, Petraeus, would be leaving the administration during an Obama second term, had to be known by the White House prior to the election. And they said nothing in order to run out the clock.   The fact that Attorney General Eric Holder was considering stepping down from the administration had to be known by the White House prior to the election. Meanwhile, during the election cycle, the Obama administration claimed executive privilege in order to shield Holder from questions about Fast and Furious.

Talk about an Obama administration of convenient timing. As LT. COL. RALPH PETERS (VIDEO) stated, the timing is just too perfect for the Obama administration. The Benghazi terror attack on the 9-11 anniversary and now a resignation a week before he was set to testify under oath in front of Congress. Hmm.

As stated at the Weekly Standard, the timing of this announcement is some what suspect.  It is being reported that Petraeus will not testify next week before congressional oversight committees on Benghazi as initially planned. How absolutely convenient for Barack Obama and his continued stonewalling and cover up of what happened before, during and after in Benghazi.

Congressional Republicans were furious with Petraeus for what they described to THE WEEKLY STANDARD as “misleading” testimony he gave to the House Intelligence Committee on September 14. In that session, Petraeus pointed to a protest over an anti-Islam YouTube video as a primary reason for the attacks on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, despite an abundance intelligence pointing to a preplanned terrorist assault on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex there. Other members of Congress were particularly interested in questioning Petraeus about why crucial details about those attacks were left out of “talking points” the CIA prepared for lawmakers and executive branch officials. Among those details: the existence of a communications intercept between two al Qaeda-linked terrorists discussing the attacks. The level of frustration with the CIA and Petraeus had led several top Republican lawmakers to consider calling for his resignation in late October.   Obama administration officials have told reporters that Petraeus’s resignation means he will not testify before congressional oversight committees next week, as planned. This will not sit well with Republicans, who believe Petraeus is in a unique position to shed light on the intelligence on Benghazi before the attack, the decision-making during the attack and the misleading stories told after it.

Just curious, how would the news of   Petraeus’ resignation have played if this occurred prior to the election?

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