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Psaki on Trump’s ‘Cheatin’ Obama’ Tweet: ‘Might Be Racial Undertones There’  

Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” former Obama administration White House communications director Jen Psaki said President Donald Trump’s tweet about his 50 percent approval rating being “higher than Cheatin’ Obama” might have “racial undertones.” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/981126375716409344 Host Jake Tapper said, “I don’t

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Barack Obama to Prince Harry: Hashtags Don’t Bring About Change

Former President Barack Obama told Britain’s Prince Harry in a BBC 4 interview that hashtags alone do not bring about social change. The Obama administration was notorious for using hashtags in lieu of actual diplomacy or military action to address urgent problems.

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Jen Psaki: Trump Has ‘Misogyny in His DNA’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while discussing the back-and-forth between President Donald Trump and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), former Obama administration White House communications director Jen Psaki said Trump had “misogyny in his DNA.” Psaki said, “This is a guy

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James Comey’s Democrat Critics Now See Russian Conspiracy In Trump’s Firing

While former aides to President Obama and members of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign predictably panned President Donald Trump for firing James Comey as FBI director, it was only a few months ago that Clinton’s campaign repeatedly alleged wrongdoing by Comey over his investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server.

UNITED STATES, Washington : State Department Spokesman John Kirby speaks during the daily briefing at the State Department on January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Even as world powers work to implement the Iran nuclear deal, North Korea's apparent detonation of a new bomb marks a stark setback for global …

State Dept. Admits 2013 Iran Briefing Footage Was Intentionally Deleted

The State Department has been insisting for months that footage of a 2013 press briefing on the Iran nuclear deal was wiped out by a “technical glitch.” On Wednesday, State Dept. spokesman John Kirby admitted the glitch excuse was untrue, and the footage was deliberately deleted, but the State Dept. allegedly doesn’t know who did it or why.

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Jen Psaki: Military Might Will Not End the War Against ISIS

Thursday on CNN’s “New Day,” White House communications director Jen Psaki said military might will not end the war against ISIS. Psaki said “The fact is that we have had a strategy in place for over a year now to

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Psaki: I Wouldn’t Say Economy Has ‘Stalled Out’ Like Hillary Did

White House Communications Director Jen Psaki responded to Hillary Clinton’s declaration that the economy has “stalled out” by saying “I wouldn’t put it in those terms at all” on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC. Psaki stated, “I don’t think we’d

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Psaki: Iran Funneling Arms to Houthis Won’t Make Us Re-Think Deal

White House Communications Director Jen Psaki stated that Iran possibly supplying weapons to the Houthis in Yemen has not made the administration re-consider its approach toward nuclear negotiations with Iran on Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day.” Psaki was asked

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Jen Psaki, Obama Backed Harry Reid’s Lie About Romney

Now that Harry Reid has admitted he was lying about Mitt Romney failing to pay taxes in order to help Barack Obama win re-election, the media are pretending to be shocked. But they were complicit, too, giving Reid’s claim more air time than it possibly deserved. And the Obama campaign backed Reid’s efforts, pushing his lies in their own words. The worst offender was Jen Psaki, who was later rewarded with plum communications posts at the State Department and the White House.

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Yemen Houthis Loot U.S. Counterterror Intel from Captured Computers

“Secret files held by Yemeni security forces that contain details of American intelligence operations in the country have been looted by Iran-backed militia leaders, exposing names of confidential informants and plans for U.S.-backed counter-terrorism strikes,” reports the L.A. Times.

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Psaki: Bergdahl Swap ‘Absolutely’ ‘Worth It’

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was “absolutely” “worth it” and that Bergdahl “served his country as many men and women have” on Wednesday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. “Was

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State Dept ‘Fairly Certain’ Clinton Didn’t Sign Separation Statement

UPDATE: Politico reports that the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual says that “a separation statement will be completed whenever an employee is terminating employment or is otherwise to be separated for a continuous period of 60 days or more.” They add that Psaki said

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Hillary Refuses to Answer if She Signed Separation Statement

Hillary Clinton refused to answer if she signed a separation statement when asked by Fox News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry on Monday. Henry asked “did you say this separation statement before you left State” to Hillary outside an event

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Levin: St. Dept. Admits Iran Letter Isn’t a Problem

Talk radio host and author of “The Liberty Amendments” Mark Levin argued that the State Department has admitted the letter written by 47 Republican Senators to Iran is not a problem on Friday. Levin played a clip of State Department

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Psaki: St. Dept. Email Archiving ‘Isn’t Perfect’

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the State Department e-mail archiving process that Hillary Clinton said saved many of her e-mails “isn’t perfect” on Friday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC. Psaki was asked whether a State Department IG report about problems

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Russia, Rebels Attack Ukraine Over 250 Times Since Sunday

Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia can deny it, but the alleged ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia collapsed before it even began. The Russian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine broke it 250 times since it was supposed to go into effect on February 15.

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Psaki and Harf: The Clueless, Defending the Hopeless

The State Department spokesperson has the task of defending the president’s foreign policy more often than any other government official. During President Barack Obama’s first term, that unenviable task fell to the opaque Victoria Nuland, whose redeeming feature was that there was a spine behind the smokescreen. (“F*** the E.U.,” she famously said, albeit in private, on Russia and the Ukraine.) Not so with successors Jen Psaki and Marie Harf, the clueless defending the hopeless.

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Psaki: We Messed Up Our Libya Policy

State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki admitted that the US’ policy in Libya has not succeeded in an interview broadcast on Thursday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. After she was asked “the problem that the United States has now

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AP Reporter to State Dept: ‘What Happened to This Transparency Idea?’

AP Reporter Matthew Lee asked State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki “what happened to this transparency idea?” during Tuesday’s State Department Press Briefing. After Lee asked whether all eight federal agencies allowed to submit recommendations on the Keystone XL pipeline had