Skip to comments.State Department admits Kerry was on yacht day of Egypt coup
Posted on 07/05/2013 11:18:59 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
July 5th, 2013 01:15 PM ET 19 minutes ago
State Department admits Kerry was on yacht day of Egypt coup
Posted by CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper
(CNN) - After the emergence of photographs showing Secretary of State John Kerry on his 76-foot yacht Isabel on Nantucket Sound on Thursday, the State Department issued an embarrassing correction Friday morning, back-tracking and acknowledging that the Secretary was in fact on the yacht on Wednesday, the day the Egyptian military staged a coup against democratically-elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy.
Originally, State Department officials were quick to deny a Wednesday tweet from CBS News Mosheh Oinounou that: A @CBSThisMorning producer just spotted Secretary of State Kerry on yacht in the Nantucket Boat Basin. No response when she shouted Morsi.
A @CBSThisMorning producer just spotted Secretary of State Kerry on yacht in the Nantucket Boat Basin. No response when she shouted "Morsi" Mosheh Oinounou (@Mosheh) July 03, 2013
Secretary Kerry was aboard his yacht, the "Isabel" this afternoon http://t.co/R6v1UDFNGu Mosheh Oinounou (@Mosheh) July 03, 2013
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki issued a statement Wednesday saying any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate.
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Did the DoS just admit it was a coup?
Entire executive branch of our government are nothing but blundering “vacationing entitlement” slugs. Never has this country seen such incompetence.
Here we go again......It never ends with this bunch of thugs. They lie, get caught then change the story.
No worries; his good buddy Juan McCain should be coming out warning the GOPe that criticizing Kerry would be unpatriotic and wrong-headed.
McCain is such a Maverick! /sarc
was that the same yacht they he tried to fraudulently register in rhode island to avoid the Massachusetts excise taxes?
OOPSIE!!! you mean they were LYING yesterday when they denied it?
And you know damn well they KNEW where he was...
If it was not for PHOTOS they would still be lying
They are not admitting it to be honest they are admitting it because they were CAUGHT RED-HANDED
Frankly, at any critical juncture I’d rather see him on his yacht and Obama on the back nine than at work where they could have some incompetent and malicious influence on events.
What !!! and I thought Kerry lived in the Middle East trying to find his Nobel Peace Prize
That boat had a different name.
But they were in Viet Nam together don’t you know?
I wonder if he ever paid his taxes on his ship.
It's the crazy commies who don't party and don't sleep we have to worry about. Guys who dream of remaking the world in their image at all costs. Guys like Soros...
or my fav
“I married lucky”
“It was merely an erroneous statement.” James Clapper
does anyone really care where he was, it is not really any of our business what other countries do....sticking our government noses into others politics gets us in trouble as the busybodies of the earth, (unless its an ally that asks for our help.)
Yeah the one he has docked in RI so he avoids the MA taxes on it.
The first inclination of this administration is to lie. You can believe nothing coming from their mouths.
We have a government full of Marxist Progressives who are more into the Power/Social/Status aspects of their jobs than actually doing the job.
This is bad because they are incompetent, lazy and feckless which is damaging to our country.
On the other hand, these same traits preclude them from implementing their policies and any effective way so they are self limited when it comes to implementing their agenda.
These are not people who have a lot of practical job experience and I don’t think Kerry or many others have actually worked a day in their lives.
What difference does it make? /hillary clinton
It went well beyond lying; they were demanding a retraction from the CBS reporter who reported it. John Effin Kerry is one arrogant POS.
Agreed. The government is run by Valerie Jarrett and the Center for American Progress. Obama, Kerry, et al are mere puppets.
And don’t forget George Soros.
My in-laws are rabid Obama supporters. They foam at the mouth if you dare criticize Obama, Kerry and especially HILLARY!
WHERE is the torpedo with that yacht’s name on it?
Doesn’t even have to be an expensive one.
Don’t forget that if we speak badly of any dim that we cost ourselves votes.
Offcourse, he also declines to pay the higher voluntary tax rate in MA as well.
He must not be patriotic or a racist, not sure which.
Yup, caught in the act again. Now where was our CIC on the night 4 Americans were murdered in Benghazi?
That boat was the “Scaramouche” if I recall.
That’s what I thought.
What became of it ?
Zero said he would bring Hope and Change. Now we know what he meant.
When they screw up they “hope” no one finds out and when they are caught they “change” the story.
My feelings exactly.
“Let them eat caviar!”
Country club douchebags running this country into the ground in the name of red diaper doper baby Marxist dreams.
” was that the same yacht they he tried to fraudulently register in rhode island to avoid the Massachusetts excise taxes?”
You r correct. Jen Psaki is the worst political hack to ever hold that position. I don’t believe a word that comes out of her mouth.
What, no dacha on the Black Sea?
The nuances are important to this little story. When the 2 CBS reporters found Kerry on his yacht, one called out “Morsi!” to see what JF’nKerry would say or do (like give a thumbs up or down).
Kerry ignored them.
So they reported that Kerry was on the boat.
Now, reporters are easily cowed by a Left-Wing Administration, typically.
So the State Department just denied that Kerry was on his yacht, figuring that the reporters would back down.
...but these two CBS reporters are Egyptian!
They took pictures of Kerry on his yacht, and they aren’t happy with 0bama for trying to prop up Morsi.
They didn’t back down.
This turned the tables on the State Department, which then had to admit lying.
[This turned the tables on the State Department, which then had to admit lying.]
So, did they happen to get any photos of who was accompanying Prefect Biggus?
“We’re gonna need a bigger boatload.”
Wednesday was a Holiday Eve at Fox. I guess the assumption by Fox management is that nobody is watching. This would never have happened if there had been a Zimmerman Trial Verdict that day. But an historical revolution in Egypt apparently isn't news at Fox. More important to give their anchors a rest and play some pre-recorded infomercial quality faux-news.