Am I missing something, or is this merely poor reporting?
CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI....
"The intelligence community assessed from the very beginning that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack," DNI spokesman Shawn Turner tells CBS News. That information was shared at a classified level -- which Rice, as a member of President Obama's cabinet, would have been privy to [italics mine].
The head of the DNI is James Clapper, an Obama appointee. He ultimately did review the points, before they were given to Ambassador Rice and members of the House intelligence committee on Sept. 14. They were compiled the day before.
So Rice didn't have the unexpurgated version, although she did have the unexpurgated version, although, again, she didn't.
Not that any of this is explosive, but neocon outlets such as the Weekly Standard--which characteristically cuts the quote after the italicized sentence above--are all over this and will remain all over it.