Victoria Nuland is the State Department spokesman who reportedly asked that “references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia” and “CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack” be removed from CIA talking points prepared for Susan Rice before Sunday show appearances on September 16th.
Nuland said in a September 17th briefing, her first after reportedly asking for edits to the talking points late on September 14th that “Ambassador Rice, in her comments on every network over the weekend, was very clear, very precise, about what our initial assessment of what happened. And this was not just her assessment. It was also an assessment that you’ve heard in comments coming from the intelligence community, in comments coming from the White House.
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