Susan Rice: I relied on talking points from intelligence officials



The most important debate in the president’s life sure brings people out of the wood. Susan Rice has now broken her silence to say that she relied on talking points that she was given by ‘intelligence officials’. There’s no doubt she was carrying the WH spin and doing what she was told to do, but I’m guessing those ‘intelligence officials’ are actually more like political appointees:

NATIONAL JOURNAL – As the Obama administration comes under increasing scrutiny for its handling of the terrorist attack in Libya, Ambassador Susan Rice is defending her actions, saying that political considerations did not factor into her early statements on the attack.

In an interview with The Washington Post published on Tuesday, Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said, according to The Post’s characterization, that “she relied on daily updates from intelligence agencies in the days before her television appearances and on a set of talking points prepared for senior members of the administration by intelligence officials.”

When asked whether there was an attempt to “pick and choose” among explanations she replied, “Absolutely not,” adding that, “It was purely a function of what was provided to us” and, as The Post writes, “had been given to Congress the day before.”

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