The State Department is being sued for records related to a decision to selectively edit a video from a 2013 press briefing, in which a spokeswoman seemed to admit that officials might not have always told the truth about negotiations with Iran over nuclear proliferation.
Judicial Watch, a conservative-leaning group, sued the agency Thursday in pursuit of its Freedom of Information Act request for documentation of the circumstances surrounding the editing of the video.
State Department officials initially blamed the missing footage on a “glitch” before acknowledging that someone within the agency had directed a technician to scrub the unflattering exchange from the press archives. However, officials have said so far that they can’t determine who ordered the video to be edited.
The department is currently in the middle of another round of investigation into the incident, but after nearly three months, there has been no word on whether they have learned anything more about who was involved.
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