You know what “misspoke” means.
Yellen has been guilty of it a few times before. And she’s smart enough that these are cases where she knows something is wrong or not true, and had to either lie about it before or after.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday said she “misspoke” in an interview earlier this month when asked about a potential U.S. government review of Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, adding that such a probe could be appropriate.
In an interview with CBS News in Bali, Indonesia, in mid-November, Yellen said she saw “no basis” for launching an investigation into Musk’s purchase of the social-media company. As CBS noted, her comments came just days after President Joe Biden said the deal was worthy of being looked at on national security grounds.
On Wednesday, Yellen said at the New York Times DealBook summit that she misspoke in that interview. She said that an interagency review would be appropriate if government officials believe there are security risks associated with the deal’s foreign investors, according to a Times reporter.
What that means is that Yellen spoke correctly the first time and then it was conveyed to her that the administration’s position is that the government should go after Twitter as a political opponent.
This is what corrupt lawlessness looks like.