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  • State Department Has ‘No Record’ Of Clinton Signing Separation Statement [VIDEO]

    03/17/2015 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 100 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/17/15 | Al Weaver
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday the agency is “fairly certain” that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not sign a separation statement upon her departure from Foggy Bottom. “We don’t have record of it,” Psaki admitted. “Can you put to rest the questions that you have not been able to answer to this point about former Secretary Clinton, whether she signed this separation form or not?” asked The Associated Press’ Matt Lee. “Well, we have reviewed Secretary Clinton’s official personal file and administrative files and do not have any record of her signing any of the 0F-109,”...
  • Psaki: Former Secretaries of State Are Not 'Standard Employees'

    03/17/2015 7:58:44 AM PDT · by HammerT · 48 replies
    cnsnews ^ | March 17, 2015 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "I don't think former secretaries are standard employees," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at Monday's briefing. She was responding to questions about Hillary Clinton's OF-109 form, the document that every State Department employee must sign when they leave the agency, certifying that they have "surrendered to responsible officials" all classified, unclassified and other work-related documents in their possession. Departing employees also must certify that they "understand the criminal penalties relating to U.S. Government records," including the concealment, removal, or mutilation of those records. As of Monday, the State Department still couldn't say whether former Secretary of State...
  • White House: Hillary Sent Classified Emails Despite Her Claim to the Contrary

    03/11/2015 7:06:16 AM PDT · by rightistight · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/11/15 | Aurelius
    Before Hillary Clinton’s news conference yesterday, Jen Psaki, the spokesperson for the United States Department of State, stated that the White House could not immediately released the former Secretary of State’s emails because “it will take several months” to redact all the classified things she sent. Despite this, Ms. Clinton then stated in her press conference, “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.” Someone is not telling the truth. Either Ms. Psaki lied in order to prevent the immediate release of...
  • Does the Obama Scandal Machine Now Have Its Own Amateurish Break-In?

    07/08/2013 12:28:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Isn’t this interesting? The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident. The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against...
  • Obama picks State's Psaki to head White House communications

    02/19/2015 8:24:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki will become President Barack Obama's new communications director, filling a key slot as Obama embarks on the final two years of his presidency, White House officials said Thursday. She replaces veteran Democratic media strategist Jennifer Palmieri, who is leaving the White House to join Hillary Rodham Clinton's likely presidential campaign. Psaki will step into her new role April 1. In a statement, Obama embraced Palmieri as a "good friend" friend and praised her as a "brilliant and effective communications director and trusted adviser."
  • Joe Biden Looking for Reason to Flee the Country when Bibi Speaks

    02/19/2015 5:13:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 19th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    The Obama administration’s new excuse to explain why Vice-President Joe Biden will be “out of the country” when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addresses Congress next month is that he has to attend a Panama government inauguration – that occurred last July. The vice president of the United States normally attends joint sessions of Congress, but National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan stated last month, “As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections…. The President has been clear about his opposition to Congress passing new legislation...
  • State Department's Jen Psaki Explains Why The U.S. Will Trust Yemeni Rebels Chanting "Death to

    02/15/2015 12:00:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | february 13, 2015 | katie pavlich
    Earlier this week the United States and other western powers evacuated Yemen, citing concerns about security in the rapidly deteriorating country. On the way out of the country, U.S. Marines were instructed to destroy their weapons and U.S. vehicles were taken over by Houthi rebels.  Now, without a presence there, the State Department is arguing rebel Houthis can be trusted to keep their word and to respect the U.S. embassy until it can be reoccupied. Houthis have been seen on video calling for "death to America," just brought down the U.S. backed Yemeni government and have ties to terrorism.  Last...
  • Everyone Lies About Foreign Relations

    02/14/2015 9:18:17 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-14-2015 | MOTUS
    Do you remember the old Bush color-coded terror alert level?Big Guy got rid of it for public consumption butt we’ve always maintained a super-secret internal color-coded system.Following an analysis of Jen Psaki’s interview with Ms. Megyn regarding the unplanned evacuation of the Yemen embassy from yesterday’s post, I think I’ve finally hacked it. The give away was when Jen explains why the U.S. still  trusts Yemeni rebels chanting "Death to America" to be our allies. That’s what’s known in the foreign affairs trade as a little white lie to prevent the citizens from thinking the State Department is run by a...
  • State Dept: Murder of Americans Not Terrorism, But Acts of Terror

    02/03/2015 5:09:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    State Dept: Murder of Americans Not Terrorism, But Acts of TerrorPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 2, 2015 @ 8:48 am In The Point | 16 Comments Translating from Obamanese to English can be hard work, because the Obamanese use English words with very specific coded meanings known only to them, their lawyers and their professors of political correctness.Obama Inc. originally refused to call Benghazi terrorism, but Obama did generally reference “Acts of Terror”, an issue that came up in the Obama-Romney debate.Is the distinction between terrorism and “Acts of Terror” significant? Apparently to Obama Inc. it is. State Department...
  • Was Taliban Murder of 3 Americans Act of Terror? Psaki: ‘I’m Not Going to Put New Labels On It’

    02/03/2015 2:00:43 AM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    cns ^ | january 30, 2015 | lauretta brown
    State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki declined on Friday to directly say whether the murder of three U.S. civilians at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday—which the Taliban claimed responsibility for--was an act of terrorism. “Obviously any attack that kills contractors, that kills individuals who are working there in harm’s way, is horrific and a tragedy but I’m not going to put new labels on it today.” She also said: “We see a difference between Taliban and ISIL.”
  • Psaki caught on hot mic calling her own statement ridiculous (Video at link)

    12/06/2014 11:51:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 6, 2014
    US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has been caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements about the acquittal of Egypt’s ex-leader Hosni Mubarak “ridiculous.”
  • Video: State Dept. Spokesperson Stuck to Her Lines… Until She Thought Her Mic Was Off

    12/04/2014 6:02:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was seemingly caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements on one of America’s policies on Egypt “ridiculous” following a press conference. When reporters, including the Associated Press’ Matt Lee, pressed her to comment on the acquittal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, she provided a pre-written response. “Generally, we continue to believe that upholding impartial standards of accountability will advance the political consensus on which Egypt’s long-term stability and economic growth depends,” she said. “But beyond that, I would refer you to the Egyptian government.” She refused to say anything...
  • Psaki: Demolition of Terrorists' Homes is 'Counterproductive'

    11/13/2014 9:44:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 11/13/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel on Thursday ordered the demolition of the home of a terrorist who carried out a tractor attack in Jerusalem this past summer, raising the ire of the United States. The terrorist whose home is to be demolished is Mohammed Jabis, who slammed his tractor into a bus in Jerusalem in August, killing Rabbi Avraham Walles and injuring six other people. According to a report in Haaretz, Jabis’s family received notification about the impending demolition. Jabis himself was killed by security forces after carrying out the attack. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked about the demolition during her daily...
  • Psaki: Jerusalem Construction 'Exacerbates' Violence

    11/12/2014 3:40:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14
    The United States Wednesday sharply condemned Israeli plans to build 200 new Jewish homes in Jerusalem's Ramot neighborhood, according to AFP, warning such moves would only "exacerbate" spiraling tensions in the city. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also denounced the alleged torching of a mosque blamed on suspected Jewish extremists calling it a "hateful and provocative" act and urging officials to investigate. "We are deeply concerned by this decision, particularly given the tense situation in Jerusalem, as well as the unequivocal and unanimous position of the United States and others in the international community opposing such construction in east Jerusalem,"...
  • While Wearing Hamas Green, State Department Spokesman [ Jen Psaki ] Avoids Offending Hamas

    10/28/2014 6:33:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 28, 2014
    As State Department spokesman Jen Psaki appeared to be going out of her way to avoid implicating Hamas in an act of terrorism, she was coincidentally dressed in a shade of green reminiscent of Hamas’ color. When asked by AP reporter Matt Lee about reports that the terrorist leanings of a 14 year-old Palestinian-American boy named Orwa Hammad, Psaki pleaded ignorance. Hammad was reportedly hurling molotov cocktails before being killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF); Psaki played dumb.
  • Psaking Our Way to Health, Safety and Security. We are so Psaked

    10/03/2014 5:16:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-3-2014 | MOTUS
    Seriously? How did he get in? The same way every other illegal alien gets here: he just showed up at the door with his pathogens. No questions asked. Come on in!Illegal aliens saying “thanks for the hospitality” in Esperanto – the universal languageAnd why, you ask yourself, do people still believe what they are told by “officials” who always seem to have one or more ulterior motives in play? Give up? Me too. And I don’t know what more I can do; I’ve tried to instill as much cynicism as possible in order to ensure the survival of the human...
  • Iran: Netanyahu Speech 'Baselessly' Associates Islamic State, Islamic World [US DoS agrees!!]

    09/30/2014 4:13:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 9/30/2014
    Iran says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "baselessly" associated the Islamic world with the Islamic State group during his address to the United Nations General Assembly. In a reply to the Monday speech, Iran also said Netanyahu continued a policy to "sabotage and disrupt" Iranian negotiations with world powers over the country's nuclear program. The Israeli leader told the United Nations Iran is trying to trick the world into accepting an agreement to end sanctions while still allowing it to develop nuclear weapons. Iran has long declared its nuclear program to be for peaceful purposes. Netanyahu said Iran is on...
  • State Department Spokeswoman Attacks Bill O’Reilly On Twitter [VIDEO]

    09/04/2014 6:46:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A State Department spokeswoman attacked Bill O’Reilly Thursday for saying another State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, looks “way out of her depth,” following days of mixed messages and incoherent statements from the State Department.Marie Harf, deputy spokeswoman for the State Department, said in a tweet Thursday that O’Reilly’s coverage of the State Department’s failure to coherently talk about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria lacks intelligence and class.The tweet links to a Wednesday O’Reilly Factor segment on Fox News, in which O’Reilly criticized the Obama administration’s inconsistent messaging and lack of strategy for dealing with ISIS.In a clip shown...
  • State Department’s Jen Psaki won’t take back Disgraceful Attack on Israel (video)

    08/05/2014 8:45:27 AM PDT · by tom h · 18 replies
    At times, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki sounds like a mouthpiece for Hamas. She’s counting the supposed number of Israel’s attacks on “schools” in Gaza. No mention of the Hamas rockets being launched or hidden in or around those schools! She did say Israel has the right to defend herself, which should be the end of the story. Psaki needs to stop embarrassing our nation with her attacks on Israel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKVKf_p_2U0
  • US: ‘Appalled’ by Shelling of UN School in Gaza (Rips Israel)

    08/03/2014 11:54:03 AM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies
    AP via PBS ^ | Sunday, August 3, 2014 | Tom Raum and Matthew Lee
    The United States said Sunday it is “appalled” by the “disgraceful” shelling by Israel of a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza. In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced in a statement issued Sunday the attack earlier in the day that killed 10 people, noting that the school had been designated a protected location. “The coordinates of the school, like all UN facilities in Gaza, have been repeatedly communicated to the Israel Defense Forces,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in the statement. “We once again stress that Israel...
  • Russia Obsesses Over State Department Spokeswoman

    06/21/2014 5:36:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21, 2014 | By Kirit Radia
    Russia is somewhat obsessed with Jen Psaki. The State Department spokeswoman has turned into Russia’s favorite punching bag as relations with the United States have deteriorated over the crisis in Ukraine. She is demonized on television. Her gaffes are celebrated widely as internet memes on Russian social media. A popular radio morning show even mocked her in a song set to a popular children’s tune. “There is nobody more competent than Psaki, nobody more pretty, or smarter,” sang the chorus, sarcastically. The song accused her of peddling “nonsense” to journalists and urged her to “keep it up, we want to...
  • U.S. citizen carries out suicide bombing in Syria

    05/29/2014 10:24:05 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2014 | CBS News
    An American citizen linked to al Qaeda terrorists has carried out a suicide bombing in Syria, CBS News has learned. The picture on radical Islamic websites shows a smiling bearded man holding a cat, but U.S. officials believe the man, who called himself Abu Hurayra al-Amriki is the first American suicide bomber to die fighting for al Qaeda in Syria. Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra recently released a photo showing four jihadis. The fighter on the right, wearing a suicide vest, appears to be Abu Hurayra. The terror group claims he was killed Sunday in an attack in northern Syria....
  • Hillary Hires ‘Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago’ Aide To Help With Book Roll-Out

    05/31/2014 1:59:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    As she prepares to answer questions about the Benghazi attacks of 2012, Hillary Clinton has hired former Obama aide Tommy Vietor to help with the roll out of her new book. Earlier this month, Vietor, a former Obama administration national security spokesman, appeared on Fox News to defend the administration’s response to the attacks and famously said to anchor Bret Baier: “Dude, this was like two years ago.” Here is the transcript from that exchange: BAIER: Did you also change ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations’ in the talking points? VIETOR: Maybe. I don’t really remember. BAIER: You don’t remember? VIETOR: Dude, this...
  • Reporters Mock State Dept. Spokeswoman For Saying Obama "Doesn't Give Himself Enough Credit"

    05/29/2014 8:49:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)JEN PSAKI: I would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit for what he's done around the world. And that's how the secretary feels too. We would not be engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Iran, which is where the program is stalled, and is rolling back, if it were not for the role of the United States, along with the P-5 +1 partners certainly. In Ukraine, we've been engaged more or as much as any other country in the world in supporting the elections process, supporting the government, and supporting efforts moving forward. Yes, there's more work that needs...
  • Press Laughs at Psaki Saying Obama ‘Doesn’t Give Himself Enough Credit’ on His Foreign Policy(VIDEO)

    05/29/2014 1:42:56 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 29 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was openly mocked by the assembled press corps Thursday after saying President Obama “doesn’t give himself enough credit for what he’s done around the world.” Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked sarcastically whether he deserved 200 percent credit, while another one wondered for what “accomplishments” Psaki meant he deserves more praise. “For engagement initiatives like Iran, what we’ve done on Ukraine, efforts to dive in and engage around the world,” she said. “I mean, Russia has still annexed Crimea,” another reporter asked. “I mean, Iran — there’s ongoing negotiations, but is that the success here...
  • Reporters Openly Mocked the U.S. State Department’s Spokeswoman Today (w/Video)

    05/29/2014 5:03:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-29-2014 | Bryan Preston
    May 29, 2014 Reporters Openly Mocked the U.S. State Department’s Spokeswoman Today Bryan Preston Whatever US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki is trying to sell, she’ll have no buyers among the Washington press corps. Psaki tried arguing that President Obama “doesn’t give himself enough credit” for his foreign policy triumphs.Reporters asked a sensible question in response: What on earth are you talking about? When does this president not give himself enough credit?One reporter even asked Psaki how much credit she would give the president. Answer: A lot.As the conversation devolves into farce, this exchange happened. Q: I mean — I...
  • Watch: Psaki Gets Defensive When Asked About Indyk's Rant

    05/20/2014 6:22:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 5/20/14 | Elad Benari
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki got defensive on Monday after being confronted with the comments attributed to Martin Indyk, the American negotiator in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), in which he went on a rant blaming the Jewish state for the failure of peace talks. The conversation was originally reported by The Washington Free Beacon, which received it from a person who overheard the conversation between Indyk, his wife Gahl Burt, and several members of his staff. The conversation allegedly took place right after he spoke at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP),...
  • State Department Cites Daily Kos, Think Progress While Defending Kerry Apartheid Statement

    04/28/2014 2:41:26 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/28/14 | Aurelius
    In one of the clearest statements by the White House that they are completely engulfed in their own worldview, the State Department on Sunday cited both Daily Kos and Think Progress while defending Secretary of State John Kerry's offensive apartheid statement. This previous Friday, Mr. Kerry stated that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state" if they did not give in to Palestinian demands during peach talks between the two groups. The State Department quickly went on defense to protect the asinine statements. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, tweeted out two articles in which other people had warned that...
  • #ThatsCold! Russians, US in Hashtag Battle

    04/27/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | April 25, 2014 | Dana Hughs
    A tweet by State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki Thursday night sparked snarky Twitter responses about the diplomacy of a hashtag – but the tweet really is more evidence of a brewing social media Cold War between the U.S. and Russia. Jen Psaki ✔ @statedeptspox "The world stands #UnitedforUkraine. Let’s hope that the #Kremlin & @mfa_russia will live by the promise of hashtag"
  • Uproar over DC’s ‘selfie’ support for Ukraine

    03/28/2014 6:23:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/28/14 | Carl Campanile and Post Wires
    Russian leader Vladmir Putin sent in troops and tanks to invade neighboring Ukraine and the Obama administration is coming to the rescue with . . . selfies! State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was mocked Thursday after posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding a sign that read #United­For­Ukraine @State­Dept­Spox.” Psaki, who has worked closely with President Obama since his 2008 campaign and is the chief communications adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is smiling and giving a thumbs-up in the photo. But the cheerleading for beleaguered Ukraine wasn’t trending or scaring off bully Putin, said critics in the blogosphere. “Presenting...
  • Israeli PM orders rethink on settlement construction plans

    11/13/2013 7:36:18 AM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 November 2013 Last updated at 07:15 ET | BBC
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his housing minister to reconsider construction plans for more than 20,000 homes in the West Bank. He said the plans, announced by Housing Minister Uri Ariel earlier on Tuesday, would create unnecessary friction with the international community. The US had earlier said it was "deeply concerned" over the Israeli plans. The Palestinians had said they would appeal to the UN, warning that Israel's move would kill off peace talks. In a statement, Mr Netanyahu said he had asked Housing Minister Uri Ariel "to reconsider" plans for potential construction of new homes for Jewish settlers...
  • Psaki: ‘We Have Determined That We Do Not Need to Make a Determination’ on Egypt

    08/06/2013 5:54:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/6/13 | Staff
    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told Matt Lee of the Associated Press Tuesday that the U.S. had “determined that we do not need to make a determination” over whether or not the ousting of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt was a coup. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it a coup Tuesday, but the Obama administration has deliberately avoided using the word:
  • Psaki Runs from Question About ‘Vanity Fair’ Benghazi Article (w/video)

    07/09/2013 2:21:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-9-2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    July 9, 2013 Psaki Runs from Question About ‘Vanity Fair’ Benghazi Article Washington Free Beacon Staff State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked by a reporter to reconcile former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s famous Benghazi question with claims in a new Vanity Fair article Tuesday in a State Department press conference.Psaki’s response was a predictable State Department refrain, stating “this has been all addressed” by the Accountability Review Board before quickly moving on:REPORTER: And when Secretary Clinton famously asked about Benghazi, “was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they would go kill some...
  • Obama urges Congress to fund diplomatic security (Benghazi)(Barf alert)

    05/16/2013 2:33:31 PM PDT · by haffast · 21 replies
    AFP ^ | 17 May 2013 4:44 AM | AFP/jc
    WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to fund upgrades to US embassy security around the world, as a way of truly honouring the memory of four Americans killed in Benghazi. Obama made the call in his latest bid to regain the initiative after Republicans accused his administration of covering up details of the September 11 attack to safeguard his re-election hopes last year. The president said he was committed to improving security at US posts abroad as recommended by a State Department review board set up to probe the attack on the US mission in the eastern Libyan...
  • State Department shuts down Benghazi questions: 'You'll have to take my word for it'

    05/14/2013 6:56:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/13 | Joel Gehrke
    “You’ll have to take my word for it,” said a spokesperson for the most transparent administration in history when reporters asked her to substantiate her claim that the CIA removed references to terrorists from the Benghazi talking points before the State Department ever saw them. “If you look at the talking points and the train of that, the reference to al Qaeda was taken out even before the State Department saw the talking points,” Jen Psaki, former traveling campaign press secretary for the Obama team in 2012, told reporters during the State Department press briefing Monday.
  • Jen Psaki leaving White House

    09/20/2011 8:36:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 9/20/11 | MIKE ALLEN
    Psaki, called “Jen” by President Barack Obama and her colleagues, has been known as an island of calm and karma aboard the campaign plane and later in the tumultuous West Wing. She will start Oct. 17 as senior vice president and managing director at Global Strategy Group. Psaki started talking to the firm this summer and accepted the job in mid-August, but delayed her departure to allow for a transition and so she could tell West Wing officials in person.