As Morsi was being removed from power, the U.S. had to be concerned about what would happen with Egypt, particularly given the Obama administration’s investment in time and treasure (our money) backing President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Surely all his senior members, especially the Secretary of State, John Kerry, would have been avidly consulting and weighing options, considering strategy together.

Except maybe not so much.

Via Twitchy:

From Politico:
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.”

So his plane touched down in Washington DC at 4 a.m. On the other hand, he was in Nantucket this morning [Wednesday], according to several eyewitnesses. On the other other hand, he was working all day. And he called into an important meeting at the White House rather than attend in person.

If you’re confused, you’re not the only one.

A completely pointless and refutable lie, but then that’s the Obama administration…

Update:

Where Kerry was isn’t so important. But the fact that the State Department lies so facilely, and has absolutely no compunction about doing so, does matter.

Of course, “briefly” is another way, again of trying to minimize, when it would appear it was not “brief” at all.

It is why they believe they can get away with lying over matters of great significance, like Benghazi.

Update:

Mosheh gets the last laugh. Not only did the State Department have to back down and concede they were not telling the truth, but Mosheh, the CBS Producer, saw Kerry on the boat again today, just for additional emphasis. Likely, it was only “briefly” and doubtless, he is working on Egypt as he steers the boat his wife inherited from her dead husband.

Update:

Turns out while the State Department continued to deny that Kerry was on the boat, CBS had already notified them they had this picture of him on the boat in Nantucket. The State Department knew definitively the picture was there, he was there, but they continued to deny it. Unbelievable…