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Topic - Stephen W. Preston
Under growing pressure, the White House on Wednesday released emails that showed the talking points crafted to explain the deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi last year were changed at the behest of a State Department worried about political fallout.
"Folks, I know there is a hurry to get this out," CIA General Counsel Stephen W. Preston wrote in an email, but he cautioned care was required to "ascertain whether providing it conflicts with express instructions from NSS/DOJ/FBI that, in light of the criminal investigation, we are not to generate statements with assessments as to who did this etc. — even internally, let alone for public release."