The State Department has been investigating how and why a 2013 video showing then-Spokeswoman Jen Psaki admitting that administration officials have lied about the Iran deal to gain public support was edited to remove the comments. The edit was first noticed by reporter James Rosen, who asked Psaki the question about the Iran deal.
Today, State Dept. Spokesman John Kirby revealed they’ve concluded that the video was intentionally edited, but they still have no idea why it was edited or who ordered it to be done:
After a nearly 3-month investigation, State Dept. has no idea who edited the Iran briefing video… https://t.co/TzLQOS0vJo
— Pete Kasperowicz (@PeteKDCNews) August 18, 2016
What a surprise:
“What we were not able to determine is why the edit was made in the first place,” spokesman John Kirby said. “There’s no evidence to suggest it was made with the intent to conceal information from the public, and while the technician recalls receiving a phone call requesting the edit, there is no evidence to indicate who might have placed that call or why.”
A reporter found Kirby’s explanation unbelievable:
Reporter to John Kirby: "It seems like such a ridiculous explanation it shocks me that you're actually providing it"https://t.co/typHndIq1Q
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 18, 2016
No one at the State Dept remembers who gave order to do something that is never, ever, ever done.
Come on. https://t.co/lG1ZNHz3uZ
— Omri Ceren (@cerenomri) August 18, 2016
— GayPatriot™ (@GayPatriot) August 18, 2016
@PeteKDCNews The government has found the government innocent of tampering.
— Political_Alarmist (@amatuer_me) August 18, 2016
To sum up the State Department’s “investigation”:
— Jason Davenport (@iamjasond) August 18, 2016