After being caught lying last month about the Iran nuclear deal, specifically negotiations between the Iranian regime and the Obama administration, the State Department deleted an important exchange between Fox News Chief White House Correspondent James Rosen and former Spokeswoman Victoria Nullen. As Rosen reported a few weeks ago:
When the video portion was found missing, the State Department claimed the footage of the exact statement under scrutiny went missing because of a "glitch."
Yesterday during the State Department daily press briefing, Admiral John Kirby admitted the video was intentionally deleted, but would not say by who or why.
"This was a deliberate request. This was not a technical glitch, it was a deliberate request to excise video. And as I said, I said it this morning to the staff, I don't find that was an appropriate step to take," Kirby said.
Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino is far from impressed with the State Department excuses and points out the deletion of material from the press briefing in question in likely a violation of the federal records act.
Former State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who is now the White House communications director, claims she had nothing to with the video deletion.
I had no knowledge of nor would I have approved of any form of editing or cutting my briefing transcript on any subject while @StateDept— Jen Psaki (@Psaki44) June 1, 2016
they said it was a glitch, which it wasn't. now @Psaki44 says she didn't know her staff edited the transcript.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) June 1, 2016
To wrap up, the State Department lied about 1) The Iran Deal 2) Lied about lying about the Iran deal 3) Lied about deleting footage proving they lied about the Iran deal.
This story is far from over.
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