Reporter Asks White House if They Were ‘Insulted’ By FBI Redaction

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jun 20, 2016 3:15 PM
Reporter Asks White House if They Were ‘Insulted’ By FBI Redaction

One reporter at Monday’s White House press briefing asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest if he was “insulted” by the FBI’s redacted release of the Orlando 911 transcript.

“This decision was made by the FBI,” Earnest said. The censorship was “not reviewed” at the White House.

"Talk to them,” he said.  “I'll let them explain their positions."

The status of the ongoing investigation prevents Earnest from commenting further on the redaction, he insisted.

Meanwhile, Congress has not been afraid to respond to the FBI's selective editing of the Orlando killer's 911 phone call where he pledged allegiance to ISIS. House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was "preposterous," while representatives like Jeff Duncan wondered where the lack of transparency would end.