State Department Spokesperson Caught Criticizing US Talking Points On Egypt's Mubarak

Psaki on 'hot mic' moment: "I’m in good company in this administration."

Reporters in the room expressed confusion about what it meant, and incredulity that the United States could react to the reversal in the strongman’s sentencing with such a lukewarm response.

As the briefing ended, the lights in the room dimmed and Psaki turned from the podium, she could be heard telling a reporter in the room, “That Egypt line is ridiculous.”

Psaki’s apparent frustration with what she was able to say publicly reflects the complicated relationship between the United States and Egypt, which has been considered a key partner in keeping peace with its neighbors since it signed a treaty with Israel in 1979.

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