State Dept Stonewalls On Libya, Laughs Off Accusation Of Hypocrisy

State Dept Stonewalls On Libya, Laughs Off Accusation Of Hypocrisy

QUESTION: On Libya, there are now reports that the CIA station chief in Libya sent a cable 24 hours after the attack in Benghazi saying that it wasn’t carried out – that it was carried out by militants. Did that cable ever cross over and reach the State Department, do you know?

MS. NULAND: Well, I think you know, Catherine, that we never talk about intelligence issues from this podium at all. So I’m not in a position to comment on that here today.

QUESTION: Wait a second, that’s not true.

MS. NULAND: Here we go.

QUESTION: You talk about intelligence issues when you want to talk about them and when it’s in your interest to do so.

MS. NULAND: That’s fair.

QUESTION: Yes.

MS. NULAND: And when the intelligence community – (laughter) – when the intelligence community —

QUESTION: When the intelligence makes you look good, then you’re willing to talk about it.

MS. NULAND: — when the intelligence community releases intelligence information into an unclassified format.

Please.


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