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General Kelly Lied About Congresswoman Wilson at Press Conference

A video released Friday shows White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was incorrect when he accused a Democratic congresswoman from Miami of bragging about securing money for her district during a 2015 ceremony devoted to a pair of slain FBI agents.

The video of the April 15, 2015, remarks by Rep. Frederica Wilson shows she praised the agents at the center of the dedication ceremony for the new FBI field office in Miramar. And while she touted her role in passing a bill to name the building after agents Benjamin Grogan and Jerry Dove during a broader tribute to the two men, the video posted Friday by the South Florida Sun Sentinel shows she never took credit for the tax dollars that went into the project — as Kelly had stated Thursday in the White House briefing room, calling her an “empty barrel” making noise amid a solemn ceremony for the heroes.

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