Courtesy of CBS:
Republicans have charged that the State Department under Hillary Clinton was trying to protect itself from criticism. The White House released the real emails late Wednesday. Here's what we found when we compared them to the quotes that had been provided by Republicans.
One email was written by deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes: "We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don't want to undermine the FBI investigation."
But it turns out that in the actual email, Rhodes did not mention the State Department.
It read: "We need to resolve this in a way that respects all of the relevant equities, particularly the investigation."
Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an email written by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland.
The Republican version quotes Nuland discussing, "The penultimate point is a paragraph talking about all the previous warnings provided by the Agency (CIA) about al-Qaeda's presence and activities of al-Qaeda."
The actual email from Nuland says: "The penultimate point could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings."
Yes Republicans please tell us again about the misinformation and outright lies coming out of this White House. After all you are such a trustworthy source!
Update: Right now the Republicans are DEMANDING that the IRS produce the names of the individuals who dared to scrutinize those Teabagger requests for 501's.
Well you know what? I think the White House should DEMAND to know who changed these e-mails and then leaked them to the press in order to smear the President!
Oh and yes, I ABSOLUTELY believe that somebody needs to go to jail for it as well!