White House Lies About Scrubbing Press Briefing Transcript

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“Can you state categorically that no senior official in this administration has ever lied publicly about any aspect of the Iran nuclear deal?” That question to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News reporter Kevin Corke during the White House Press Briefing on May 9, 2016. “No Kevin,” Earnest replied, followed by about five seconds of silence. The awkward exchange was not reflected on the White House public record of the press briefing, scrubbing Earnest’s embarrassing moment. Here is what the White House version of the transcript looks like: View post on imgur.com Why didn’t the White House include the exchange? According to ABC News, a White House official told them that the line was not included because it was inaudible. Watch the video of the exchange taken from the official White House video: “No Kevin” @kevincorke asks Josh Earnest if he can say Sr Admin officials didn't lie publicly re: #IranNuclearDeal pic.twitter.com/eWbN0q7EXT — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 9, 2016 Earnest was pressed on the White House description of the “inaudible” audio by Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau. “I was in that briefing, and I recall the question and it seemed pretty audible to me,”