This time it is a missing video segment of a briefing by the State Department on the Iran Nuclear deal. As usual, know one knows who ordered the deletion, only that it was. Apparently, James Rosen of FOX News asked a question and the State Department answered it truthfully. Yes. Go figure. The problem is, the answer puts the lie to who the Obama administration was negotiating with. Based on the missing answer, the administration began dealing with the hardliners before they were replaced with ‘moderate’ leaders.
As Written By Natasha Bertrand,Business Insider:
Video of an eight-minute exchange between a reporter and former State Department spokeswoman at a 2013 briefing on the Iran nuclear deal mysteriously disappearedfollowing the briefing, and it “wasn’t a glitch,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby.
When first questioned in early May about the deleted footage — which showed Fox News reporter James Rosen asking then-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki whether secret talks had occurred between the US and Iran prior to 2013 — press-office director Elizabeth Trudeau said it was a glitch, and that no one had intentionally edited the video.
The back-and-forth was potentially embarrassing for the State Department: Psaki had essentially admitted to Rosen that nuclear talks had taken place as early as 2011.
“There are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress,” she told Rosen. “This is a good example of that.”
Rosen had gone back to look for that exchange in light of a recent New York Times Magazine profile on President Barack Obama’s deputy national-security adviser, Ben Rhodes, who claimed that the Iran talks began in earnest in 2013. But he found that that portion had been removed, with a white flash taking its place……….
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