Watch this State Department spokesmen try to squirm out of a very straightforward question. There is clear reason for the State Department’s intentional obfuscation. The cover-up in the Iran deal is very clear. Playing with videos in order to make sure that deleted portions of a video do not appear to the public is very serious stuff.
Is it a crime to doctor official government evidence? That is questionable. But, it most certainly is not honest. Government press conferences are not merely vehicles for creating talking points for reporters to go and create news stories. They are a basic function of democracy wherein the greater population can keep the federal government accountable to the people.
James Rosen did a great job tripping up the State Department, and in the end won an admission of guilt.