Sen. John McCain surprised Director of National Intelligence admitted to removing references to al Qaeda
"The intelligence community - not the White House, State Department or Justice Department - was responsible for the substantive changes made to the talking points distributed for government officials who spoke publicly about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, the spokesman for the director of national intelligence said Monday."
"The mystery of who gave Amb. Susan Rice her talking points has finally been solved. The Director of National Intelligence reportedly removed references to al Qaeda from talking points produced by the CIA."
"In addition to the edits made by the DNI, the FBI also made changes before the talking points were given to Ambassador Rice for her White House-approved appearance on five Sunday talk shows. "
"Ambassador Rice would have had access to the classified assessment which identified al Qaeda by name but could not discuss what she knew on television once those bits of information were removed by the DNI. "