Rep. King: 'It Should Be Very Simple for the White House to Say Who Changed the Talking Points on Benghazi and Why'
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, joined Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom this morning, repeating his call for the Obama administration to tell the public who changed the "talking points" on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
On Friday, former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus told King and other lawmakers in closed-door hearings that the CIA's original analysis of the attack mentioned terror groups as being involved. UN Ambassador Susan Rice, however, went on to blame spontaneous
demonstrations over an anti-Islam video in the days after the attack.
King and other Republicans have accused the White House of changing the "talking points" before Rice spoke in order to mislead Americans about the attack. Democrats have said the intelligence about terror organization Ansar al-Sharia was kept classified, so Rice could not mention it.
King said at this point it should be very simple for the White House to explain who changed the talking points and why it was done.
"I don't know why the administration long ago just didn't come forward and say that these changes were made and give the reasons why. The longer they wait, the longer they delay, the longer they try to confuse things, the more people think that something was up. That they had some other motive for doing it," King said.