White House Releases Benghazi Emails

They cover the development of 'talking points' after attack
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2013 5:17 PM CDT
White House Releases Benghazi Emails
In this Sept. 13, 2012, photo, a Libyan man investigates the inside of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi a day after the attack.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

If you can't get enough of the Benghazi story, the White House has some reading for you: This afternoon, it released 100 pages of emails and other internal notes that show how its "talking points" evolved after the attack, reports the Washington Post. You can dig in here, as the Washington press corps is surely doing. Snippets of the emails among the White House, State Department, CIA, and FBI had leaked already, leading critics to charge that the State Department was trying to tone down the link to terrorism so it wouldn't look bad. Others disputed that assertion, and the White House apparently hopes the full release will at least ease the controversy, says the Wall Street Journal. (More White House stories.)

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