State Dept Spox: We Use Whatever Definition Of Transparency We Want

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During a press conference State Department Deputy Press Secretary Marie Harf was questioned about the NSA snooping on foreign governments, the failure to live up to the promise to improve relations abroad, and transparency. After a little back and forth, and Harf skirting some of the issues came this exchange:

Q: OK. But you claim to be being more transparent, but in fact you’re not. You’re not at all being transparent. You’re saying that –

MS. HARF: Well, I take issue with your characterization.

Q: Oh, really? Well, but you’re not confirming any of these reports, whether they’re true or not.

MS. HARF: That –

Q: How is that transparent?

MS. HARF: Well, I think we can use whatever definition of “transparent” we want.

Q: I think there is only one definition.

You can read a transcript of the whole exchange at the Free Beacon. Her idea of transparency is Obama giving speeches.

Here’s the video: