The Washington press corps was shocked by Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes’ admission recently that the White House lied to the American people about the Iran deal negotiations, even going so far as to make up a scenario about moderate Iranians providing an opening to “make a deal.” We know now there were no moderate Iranians. It was all a lie to sell the American public on giving away their national security.
James Rosen, of Fox News, smelled a rat in the whole process and asked former State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki point-blank in a State Department briefing in 2013 about the apparent deceptions. She responded, “There are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress. This is a good example of that.” In other words, she admitted lying to the American people.
Low and behold the video in the State Department archives of this exchange between Mr. Rosen and Ms. Psaki was deleted once Mr. Rhodes’ comments were revealed. When questioned about this absence, the press was told it was a “computer glitch,” reported Fox News.
Today, the State Department revealed that had also been a lie.
“There was a deliberate request — this wasn’t a technical glitch,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday, in admitting that an unidentified official had a video editor “excise” the footage.
Sometimes threats can come from inside, just like Lincoln warned us about.