After Three-Month Investigation, State Dept. Says It Has No Idea Why Controversial Iran Video Was Edited
After an investigation that lasted three months, the State Department now says it doesn’t know who edited the video of a 2013 press briefing in which a State Department spokeswoman effectively admitted that it had lied to Fox News reporter James Rosen over ongoing negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal because the discussions needed “privacy.”
Speaking to reporters Thursday, State Department spokesman John Kirby said that a technician did recall making the edit after being told to do so during a phone call. However, it’s still not clear who told the technician to edit the video or why.
“What we were not able to determine is why the edit was made in the first place. There’s no evidence to suggest it was made with the intent to conceal information from the public,” Kirby said. – READ MORE