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Former top Obama official admits: ‘We always knew’ Syria still had chemical weapons, lied anyway

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A former top Obama administration official admits they "always knew" Syria still had chemical weapons despite claims otherwise. (Anthony Behar-Pool/Getty Images)

A former top official in the Obama administration admitted in a report Sunday that the United States government “always knew” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still had chemical weapons following a 2013 agreement, despite routinely boasting otherwise.

"We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration,” Tony Blinken, former deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser, told the New York Times recently.

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