White House failed to enable muting function on Iran conference call for more than 20 minutes

Source: Washington Examiner | January 12, 2018 | Mandy Mayfield

The White House triggered a chaotic conference call on Thursday when they failed to enable the “listening only” mode for more than 20 minutes while senior officials attempted to announce that President Trump would waive the Iran nuclear sanctions for one last time.


A State Department official said in closing that the technical difficulties inhibited them from taking questions from reporters.

The operator announced more than 20 minutes into the call that listeners had been muted.

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