General David Petraeus says he always saw the Benghazi attack as an act of terror.
Petraeus also indicated the talking points used by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice in several cable television appearances after the attack were different from the ones prepared by the CIA, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told reporters.
The suggestion from Petraeus is that someone inside the administration shifted the talking points prepared by the intelligence community.
“He said [the talking points] went through a long process that involved many agencies, including the Department of Justice and the State Department, and no one knows yet exactly who came up with the final version of the talking points,” King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told reporters after Petraeus testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Friday.
“The original talking points prepared by the CIA were different from the ones that were finally put out. General Petraeus’s testimony today was that — from the start — this was a terrorist attack, there were terrorists involved from the start.”