Fox News’ James Rosen lures State Dept flack into revealing Obama’s ISIS contradiction

Fox News’ James Rosen lures State Dept flack into revealing Obama’s ISIS contradiction

Note to State Department flack Jen Psaki: Don’t mess with Fox News correspondent James Rosen.

During a press briefing at the State Department Tuesday, Rosen artfully guided Psaki into revealing the Obama administration’s contradictory policy in dealing with the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS): while the administration is using the War Powers Resolution to strike ISIS in Iraq, it refuses to say we are actually at war with the group.

See below the transcript of Rosen’s back and forth with Psaki:

Rosen: What is the legal authority under which President Obama has launched the more than 100 air strikes that you just referenced?
Psaki: In Iraq? Well, the Iraqi government has invited the United States in to help them address this threat and that’s the legal authority.
Rosen: And he has reported to Congress on this subject, has he not?
Psaki:  Yep.
Rosen: Under the aegis of what statute?

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