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  1. Did White House Dictate Susan Rice’s Line on Benghazi?

    An email has emerged that suggests the White House may have tried to shape former UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s message about the chaos at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi in 2012, in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, was killed. The email, with the subject line “PREP CALL with Susan,” was sent by the deputy national security adviser before Rice’s TV appearances. A goal was to “underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy,” the email said. Critics have complained that the Obama administration minimized terrorism to improve the image of its own effectiveness.

    Source: NYT

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