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Benghazi memo edits show State, White House involvement

6:46 PM, May 10, 2013
Left to right: Mark Thompson, the State Department's acting deputy assistant secretary for counterterrorism; Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya; and Eric Nordstrom, the State Department's former regional security officer in Libya.
Left to right: Mark Thompson, the State Department's acting deputy assistant secretary for counterterrorism; Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya; and Eric Nordstrom, the State Department's former regional security officer in Libya.
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A top State Department official pressed the CIA and the White House to delete any mention of terrorism in public statements on the Benghazi terror attack to prevent critics from blaming lax security at the consulate, according to documents obtained by ABC News.

The information "goes right to the heart of what the White House continues to deny," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told USA Today. "For eight months they denied there's any manipulation, but this continues to shed light on something that was never true."

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement to USA Today on Friday ...

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