Fox Host to Marie Harf: 'Do You Think You Were Burned' by Intel Community?

February 16, 2017

Fox News host Bill Hemmer pressed former State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Thursday on whether she was "burned" while working with the intelligence community.

"Do you think that you were served well in your time on behalf on the intelligence community or do you think you were burned a time or two?" Hemmer asked Harf on "America's Newsroom."

Intelligence sources are "burned" when "a case officer or agent is compromised," according to the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

Harf initially avoided answering whether she was burned, but Hemmer persisted.

"Just to nail it down, you were never burned?" Hemmer asked again.

"I don’t think so," Harf replied.

Hemmer slightly smirked and commented, "Ok, we'll have to jog the memory next time."

"Oh no, what am I forgetting?" Harf asked nervously.

"Not a darn thing," Hemmer responded.

Hemmer questioned Harf earlier in the interview on whether President Trump could improve relations with Russia. Harf said Russia and the U.S. could work together in certain areas, but added that Washington should not be "naïve."

She also defended the intelligence community as "apolitical" against accusations that it has worked to undermine the Trump administration.

Harf, now a Fox News contributor, served at the State Department during the Obama administration.