|US State Gets 'Talk to Congress' Training|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 03:07 AM|
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has hired a public relations firm to teach its employees how to talk to Congress.
Russia Today reports that, "The US State Department has approved a $545,000 contract to coach its officials on how to testify before Congress and brief lawmakers. The department had to seek help from a professional firm after a series of embarrassing performances by its staff."
US State officials have frequently stumbled when answering questions during Congressional hearings. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quipped, "what difference does it make?" when she was grilled on the massacre in Benghazi when four innocent Americans were killed by Islamist jihadists in Libya.
According to RT, "The department has an Orlando, Florida-based company called AMTIS, Inc. The contract includes entitled 'Communicating with Congress: Briefing and Testifying.' It also includes a separate ambassadorial seminar “for building effective relationships with members of Congress and their staffers.”
State staffers will learn tips on how to befriend members of Congress.
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