June 8, 2016

White House Lies About Scrubbing Press Briefing Transcript

“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:

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