The Left is Freaking Out Over Justice Alito's American Flag
White House Pressed on Status of American Hostages in Gaza
Rich Eisen Didn't Like Harrison Butker's Commencement Address, But Handled It the Right...
Scottie Scheffler's Arrest This Morning Kicked Off a Shambolic Second Day for the...
I Don't Know How the Trump vs. Biden Debates Will Go
Israel Lifts the Veil on Gaza-Egypt Terror Tunnel Network
Joe Biden Comes Up With New Plan to Gain Back Black Voters
AOC, MTG Erupt Into Heated Exchange During Oversight Hearing
Parents Furious After Court Rules They Don’t Have Right To Opt Students Out...
Did You Expect These Poll Numbers for Trump Out of Minnesota?
Harrison Butker Jersey Sales Skyrocket Following Catholic Focused, Family-First Commenceme...
Missouri AG Investigating Kansas City for Doxxing Harrison Butker
Chinese Illegal Aliens Are Crossing the Border in Droves Because of Biden's Open...
'Slap in the Face to Hardworking Ohioans': Sherrod Brown's Ad Infuriates Auto Dealers
One State May Reclassify Abortion Pills As 'Controlled Dangerous Substances'
Tipsheet

House Oversight Chairman to John Kerry: Tell Us Who Ordered Deletion of Key Iran Deal Exchange

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz is demanding an investigation into the deletion of a key exchange about the Iran nuclear deal between Fox News correspondent James Rosen and former State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki. The exchange revealed the Obama administration severely misleading the American public through false statements to the press. 

Advertisement

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Chaffetz is asking the Department to provide the following: 

-Documents sufficient to identify, by name and job title, the individual or individuals who made and received the request to deliberately delete the video footage

-All documents and communications referring or relating to the deletion of video footage

-All documents and communications referring or relating  to other requests to delete portions of daily press briefings from publicly-accessible portals since January 1, 2012

"Recent media reports indicated that the exchange between Mr. Rosen and Ms. Psaki, along with eight minutes of footage from the December 2, 2013 daily press briefing, were deleted from videos made available by the State Department on its website and official YouTube channel. At the May 10, 2016 daily press briefing, when asked why the deletion occurred, Elizabeth Trudeau, Director of the State Department Press Office, stated: 'We're looking into it. Genuinely we think it was a glitch,'" the letter states. "On June 1, 2016, however, State Department spokesperson and Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, John Kirby, stated that the deletion of the December 2, 2013 Rosen-Psaki exchange resulted from a 'deliberate request.' He also added that the deletion 'wasn't a technical glitch.'"

Advertisement

Former State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denies having any role in the video editing, but chose her words very carefully in declaring clean hands.

Psaki also lashed out at Fox News and James Rosen yesterday for continuing to press for answers and clarification on the issue.

 

Kerry has until June 8 at 5:00 p.m. to issue a response.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement