ROSEN: Late today we discovered that the State Department's video of its December 2, 2013 press briefing at which I confronted spokesperson Jen Psaki about the false statement made by her predecessor Victoria Nuland, the one you saw in my story tonight has itself with the use of a white flash, been deleted from both the State Department's official Web site and from its YouTube channel. In that exchange, Psaki effectively admitted that the administration had lied to me because the diplomacy needed, quote, "privacy." The State Department told me just moments ago it cannot explain this deletion and is working to restore the excised material.
JEN PSAKI: James, I have no new information for you today on the timing of when there were any discussions with any Iranian officials.JAMES ROSEN: Let me try it one last way, Jen.PSAKI: Okay.ROSEN: And I appreciate your indulgence.PSAKI: Sure.ROSEN: Is it the policy of the State Department where the preservation of the secrecy of secret negotiations is concerned, to lie in order to achieve that goal?PSAKI: James, I think there are times where diplomacy needs privacy in order to progress. This is a good example of that.