Spokeswoman Jen Psaki claimed Kerry was in Washington at 4:00 AM Wednesday morning.
A CBS News producer tweeted a photo of Kerry’s yacht, Isabel, on Wednesday afternoon and said a colleague saw Kerry boarding it at the Nantucket Boat Basin. She shouted “Morsi,” but got no response from the secretary of state.
But the State Department said Kerry was not aboard a boat on Wednesday and has spent the day working the phones on Egypt. “Since his plane touched down in Washington at 4 a.m., Secretary Kerry was working all day and on the phone dealing with the crisis in Egypt,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “He participated in the White House meeting with the president by secure phone and was and is in non-stop contact with foreign leaders, and his senior team in Washington and Cairo. Any report or tweet that he was on a boat is completely inaccurate.”They now admit that was a lie.
State Dept spox @jrpsaki corrects previous statement: Secretary of State @JohnKerry "was briefly on his boat on Wednesday" cc: @Mosheh
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 5, 2013
Of course, after Benghazi, nobody believes anything the State Department says anyway.
BTW, Kerry is back at the helm of his yacht.
Just caught in last hour: Kerry back at the helm of his boat today (front boat/center). Again this is from today pic.twitter.com/TIYbkOaae7
— Mosheh Oinounou (@Mosheh) July 5, 2013