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State Department Admits John Kerry Was ‘Briefly’ On His Boat During Egyptian Uprisal

Secretary of State John Kerry was caught boating on Wednesday, in the middle of a military coup in Egypt. The State Department initially denied that Kerry was on his boat, with a spokesperson calling all reports to the contrary “completely inaccurate,” but now they are acknowledging Kerry was on his boat, but only briefly, and he spent most of the day in meetings and on the phone.

A State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday that Kerry was not on his boat, but said something very different on Friday.

“While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his national security council,” spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Friday. Kerry also held calls “with Norwegian Foreign Minister Eade,Qatari Foreign Minister al-Attiyah, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu, Egyptian Constitution Party President ElBaradei and five calls Ambassador Patterson on that day alone and since then he continued to make calls to leaders including Emirati Foreign Minister bin Zayed, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr.”

The State Department also released a statement touting how involved Kerry has been in calls with a number of foreign ministers, while not specifically addressing the boating itself. The Boston Herald caught pictures of Kerry out on the water.

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h/t POLITICO

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