Jen Psaki correctly admits the administration has no Egypt policy

December 5, 2014 3:02 PM

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Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, who was pushed out due in no small part to having lost the support of the American government, was recently found innocent by an Egyptian court for his role in the deaths of hundreds of protesters who took to the streets in 2011 to demand his ouster. Following elections, Mubarak was replaced by Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi, who also subsequently lost America’s backing and was himself forced out in a military coup.

When asked about Mubarak’s exoneration, State Department Spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki offered a rambling non-answer which did not fool the diplomatic press corps one bit. When Associated Press reporter Matt Lee called Psaki out for essentially saying “nothing,” Psaki gave it another try.

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