Victoria Nuland on Thursday denied having any role in crafting the talking points used to discuss the Benghazi terrorist attack.
Nuland, President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top diplomat on European issues, told the Senate Foreign Relations panel that she didn’t edit the talking points, didn’t talk to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about them and had no interaction with U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice before she delivered them on Sunday talk shows five days after the attack.
Nuland, nominated to be assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, had come under fire after raising concerns with an early draft of the talking points.
“I never edited these talking points,” she told Congress. “I never made changes.”