That’s an excellent question.

Earlier last month, Fox News’ James Rosen claimed that the State Department edited a video from December 2013 to remove his question to Jen Psaki about the Iran Deal:

In that exchange, Rosen asked if it’s ever the policy of the department to lie in order to preserve secrecy, and she seemed to agree.

“James, I think there are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress. This is a good example of that,” Psaki replied.

The State Department’s explanation for the missing-then-restored video segment? A “glitch.”

But it seems they were just pulling our legs:

Like they do:

More from the Washington Examiner:

The State Department admitted Wednesday that a 2013 press briefing video was purposefully altered to remove a portion of a discussion about the Iran nuclear talks, after an unknown State Department official asked that it be edited out.

Spokesman John Kirby’s announcement contradicted the position held by the department for the last three weeks, during which officials said the video was missing because of a “glitch.”

But Kirby said officials didn’t know who asked for the video to be edited, and said the department is unlikely to investigate further into who wanted the video to be edited.

Of course! No need for any further investigation here. No sirree.

Nothing to see here!

Just carry on and pretend as if nothing ever happened.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with video.



The plot thickens: Former State Dept spox Jen Psaki denies knowing anything about that edited video



Gone in a flash: James Rosen reports his Iran deal question was excised from archives