cover-up cover-up


  • (n) concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public


  • The first stage is cover-up.


  1. Belgian Awful: Ambassador's Prostitute Excuse Won't Help State's Coverup Case

    The tabloid favorite amongst the brewing new State Department investigations isn't the alleged Baghdad drug-ring cover-up, or the alleged Honduras killings cover-up, or even the alleged cover-up of Hillary Clinton's security detail for an "endemic" solicitation of prostitutes. No, the sexiest of the Foggy Bottom probes — all of which State officials are trying to explain away — has to do with ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Video: State Dept. responds, strongly denies cover-up allegations

    Following allegations of a cover-up, a State Dept. spokesperson said "ambassadors would be no exception" for criminal prosecution. Some agents told CBS News that investigations were manipulated to hide misconduct and criminal activity, including the suspected use of prostitutes by a U.S. ambassador.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Video: Eye Opener at 8: Possible State Dept. cover up

    A CBS News investigation into a possible State Department cover-up, involving high-ranking diplomats and alleged prostitution. Also, the benefits and risks of a new weight-loss drug on sale. A look at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CBS News

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  1. "I know that I would not engage in a cover-up. I know that no one in the White House suggested such a thing to me. I know that the gentlemen sitting next to me are men of enormous integrity and would not participate in something like that,"...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. In a separate statement, Honda called Geren's actions "necessary and long overdue" but added "they do nothing to lift the appearance of cover-up that continues to envelop the Pat Tillman story."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Mike Honda Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "This cover-up only served to reinforce our confidence that this reactor was not intended for peaceful activities," White House press secretary Dana Perino said. "The Syrian regime must come clean before the world regarding its illicit...
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: International Herald Tribune

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