CNN’s Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperMcCaul says US withdrawal from Afghanistan has emboldened Russia on Ukraine Sunday shows - Voting rights legislation dominates Texas Republican: FBI probe into synagogue hostage taker spreads to London, Tel Aviv MORE slammed the State Department on Thursday after it admitted that a video of a 2013 press briefing was intentionally edited to remove part of a conversation about the Iran nuclear deal.
“Just as the public has a right to know the truth,” Tapper said, “we have a right to know who lied to us and why.”
Tapper called the edit a “a scrubbing of the public record and should outrage every American.”
He recounted several details related to the incident, including playing tape of State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau, who had originally called the edit a “glitch.”
“A ‘glitch,' a ‘defect,' a 'technical malfunction,' now flash forward three weeks,” Tapper said, before cutting to a video of the State Department’s admission of the intentional edit on Wednesday.
Tapper laid out three different lies that the State Department told the public about the workings of the Iran deal: First claiming there were no secret talks between Iran and the Obama administration; the deletion of the video; and putting blame on a glitch.