Obama promotes Benghazi talking points editor to assistant secretary of state

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director
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The woman responsible for completely removing references to terrorism from the Benghazi talking points has been nominated by President Obama to become an assistant secretary of state.

Victoria Nuland — the State Department spokeswoman who famously altered the talking points regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 attack — will become assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs if the nomination clears the Senate.

It’s a toxic nomination for the president to put forward, particularly as congressional Republicans hammer the administration for failures in readiness and response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Nuland is a central character in those criticisms, having expressed “serious concerns” about any mention of terrorism.

Four Americans died in the terror attack, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

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