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Libya / US Consulate Attack / Talking Points #1033993

CNN Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The uproar over the administration's talking points about the attack on the US consulate in Libya re-introduced; details given about the testimony to Congress from resigned CIA director Gen. David Petraeus, who called the attack a terrorism attack by a branch of Al Qaeda and what US Ambassador to U.N. Susan Rice said from edited intelligence notes. [Last night, Representative Peter KING - says intelligence said it was terrorism.] The changes in King's position noted. [Today, KING - comments on how the talking points emerged.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) King's belief the talking points were altered, the suggestions in the original draft about Al Qaeda that were taken out by a joint interagency decision because the Al Qaeda link was tenuous, what came out of the briefings today when Petraeus testified and how Representative Nancy Pelosi went after the Republicans discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana

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