The U.S. State Department admitted today to deleting video from an archived press briefing which included statements it made about controversial American diplomatic talks with Iran.

A few weeks ago, a reporter noticed that video was missing from the State Department’s website and asked the agency for an explanation. A spokesman at the time dismissed the incident as a “technical glitch,” saying that although the video was missing the transcript was never edited and complete versions of the video still existed in other government databases available to the public.

Today, spokesman John Kirby admitted the edit was made deliberately, directed by unknown persons, and executed by a staffer in the technical department. He claimed the technical staffer could not recall who had relayed the message to remove a portion of the briefing. read more here