The official White House transcript of the May 9, 2016 press briefing does not contain press secretary Josh Earnest’s admission that the Obama administration lied to the American public about the Iran nuclear deal.
According to ABC News, Fox News reporter Kevin Corke asked Earnest, “Can you state categorically that no senior official in this administration has ever lied publicly about any aspect of the Iran nuclear deal?” (RELATED: Here’s The Moment The White House Admitted They Lied About The Iran Nuclear Deal [VIDEO])
Video recordings of the press briefing clearly feature Earnest’s response of “No, Kevin” however, the official White House transcript does not.
Instead of including Earnest’s damning remarks, the transcript moves on to include the rest of what his answer, excluding the the “No, Kevin” remark.
“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
This is at least the second instance of editing of transcript and/or video by the Obama administration that has come to light recently. (RELATED: State Dept. Official Took ‘Deliberate Steps’ To Delete Video From Iran Press Briefing)
Last week, the State Department acknowledged that an official in the Department ordered the editing of another Fox News reporter’s question asking then-State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki whether anyone inside the Obama administration has misled the American people about the Iran nuclear agreement negotiations. (RELATED: Here’s How Carefully Tended White House Propaganda Sold The Iran Deal)