State Department Censored Video to Further Iran Deception
It was intentional, but nobody knows who to blame. Or so they say...
In an effort to dupe the American people and Congress regarding talks with Iran, the Obama administration went so far as to censor an eight-minute section of a press briefing in 2013. When originally asked, the State Department insisted the segment, which was replaced with a flash of white light on the video posted to YouTube, somehow experienced a “technical glitch.” Kinda like how another video started a “glitch” that was the deadly attack on the Benghazi consulate, if you believe the Obama administration’s YouTube tall tales.
The deleted section featured then-spokeswoman Jen Psaki seemingly admitting that the Obama administration had been talking with Iran in secret. “There are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress,” Psaki said. “This is a good example of that.”
On Wednesday, State Department spokesman John Kirby admitted, “A specific request was made to excise that portion of the briefing.” While the department claims not to know who ordered the eight minutes of footage erased — memory is foggy at Foggy Bottom, though the order came from somewhere in the Public Affairs Bureau — there’s no law against censoring, so State isn’t investigating the incident with anything approaching vigor. But Kirby made it a point to stress that his department has a “commitment to transparency and public accountability,” yada yada yada, Most Transparent Administration in History™.
Psaki now swears she “had no knowledge of nor would I have approved any form of editing or cutting my briefing transcript on any subject.”
Despite claims of transparency, the Obama administration was in the midst of a full court press of deception, trying to sell the Iran deal by any means necessary. Now, it appears the administration is seemingly paying ransoms and otherwise capitulating to the state sponsor of terrorism. It’s no wonder Obama’s legacy is already being edited.