The Obama administration official who ordered the edit of a 2013 briefing exchange between Fox News reporter James Rosen and a State Department spokeswoman specifically mentioned the “Fox network reporter” in their request, as revealed by the agency’s internal investigation.
The White House omitted a potentially damaging line from the official transcript of a press briefing by spokesman Josh Earnest last month, ABC News reported Thursday evening.
A key figure in the State Department’s Benghazi attack response team has become the central target in an email probe launched by House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.).
Rep. Michael Turner (R., Ohio) reiterated concerns about the ongoing crackdown on Georgia’s political opposition in a statement Wednesday after meeting with Tedo Japaridze, chairman of the Georgian Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee. Turner put forward an amendment last month that subsequently passed the House and warned of the “negative impact” the crackdown could have on U.S.-Georgian relations.
Former State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland faced tough questions from senators on Thursday about her role in the White House’s efforts to alter public talking points about the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.
The Obama administration revised the controversial talking points delivered to Congress and Ambassador Susan Rice 12 times, extensively editing the documents after the first drafts produced by the Central Intelligence Agency.