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White House policy: dodge questions on drones

The Obama Administration hasn’t just downplayed drone strikes — according to former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, it directed him to avoid mentioning the program altogether. “When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was ‘You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. You’re not even to discuss that it exists,'” Gibbs told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. Gibbs went on to call the decision “inherently crazy,” saying that “you’re being asked a question based on reporting of a program that exists.”

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