White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Monday declined to comment on a New York Times article that reported bags of money from the CIA have been secretly delivered to the office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade.
Carney referred reporters in the daily press briefing to the CIA for questions about the story and declined to answer several questions about the report’s claims.
@presssec Jay Carney won’t comment on NYT report that CIA sent bags of cash to Karzai office. Did Pres. Obama approve? Won’t say.
— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) April 29, 2013
Q: “Was the president aware of the payments [to Karzai]?” Carney: “You are making an assertion about something I have no comment on.”
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 29, 2013
WH/Jay Carney offering no comment on NYT report of monthly cash payments to Afghan Pres Karzai. “I have no information on that report.”
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 29, 2013