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Video: State Department Spokesman actually rankles CNN Reporter with incredible claim

State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell (Victoria Nuland’s replacement) is having a rough go of things early on in his tenure. For example, when a State Department spokesman has to answer tough questions from AP Reporter Matt Lee – the lone reporter in those briefings that consistently does a good job – or Fox News, it’s […]

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Video: State Department spokesman stumbles over question about why meeting between Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister abruptly closed

AP Reporter Matt Lee has quite a reputation for holding State Department spokesmen accountable. The latest instance involves news reports that a scheduled open-door meeting between John Kerry and the Saudi Foreign minister was abruptly closed the day after a Saudi national became a person of interest in the Boston marathon bombings. Toward the end […]

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