Capitol Hill testimony has made clear the original CIA’s talking points on the Libya terror attacks were altered before U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used them for a public explanation about what happened, so the next step is learn who changed them and why, Republican Rep. Pete King said Saturday.
The New York congressman told Fox News the CIA intelligence reports made several stops – including the White House and the Defense and State departments. So finding out who removed the information that connected the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, with terror groups will be difficult.
“The CIA had it right, and those talking points were changed,” King said. “It’s not going to be easy.”
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, appeared several days later on several Sunday talk shows, saying the attacks were “spontaneous” and appeared to be sparked by angry protests over an anti-Islamic film.
King, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the committee can call Rice to testify but others on Capitol Hill also must take up the effort.