A clear statement has yet to emerge from the Obama administration about who edited Susan Rice's talking points — and why — before she relayed faulty information on Sunday talk shows.
References were removed to not tip off al-Qaeda and were substituted with "extremists," according to David Petraeus.
The links to al-Qaeda were too "tenuous" to make public by DNI because the source wasn't trusted.
"The talking points were debated and edited by a collective of experts from around the IC," not just DNI, according to a DNI spokesman.
The CIA told Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte the FBI removed references to al-Qaeda from the talking points "to prevent compromising an ongoing criminal investigation."