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The Obama administration just barely escaped a huge embarrassment this week thanks to.
Of all things Twitter chief political correspondent Carl Cameron has the amazing story.
Pending an investigation the Obama State Department has delayed giving its international women of courage award.
Two Egyptian activist -- -- Abraham for allegedly tweeting anti Semitic anti American statements including support for the 9/11 attacks.
We as a departments.
Became aware very late.
In the process about -- married -- alleged public comments.
Consideration we decided that we should -- further.
Presenting this award to -- Ibrahim this year so that we have a chance to look further into these statements.
Abraham -- -- been removed from the State Department web page was selected as a hero because she was one of seven women subjected by the Egyptian military to forced virginity tests after protesting in Cairo's truck -- square in 2011.
But last September when the US embassy in Cairo in the consulate Ben -- Libya were under attack she allegedly tweeted quote today is the anniversary of nine elevenths.
-- every year come with America burning.
It was quickly deleted after its original posting -- was obtained by the weekly standard magazine.
Abraham now claims she was hacked in a post on her Twitter page quote.
My accounts been previously stolen and any tweet on racism and hatred is not me.
But that post surfaced only yesterday.
Two days before she was set to receive the State Department award from secretary John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama.
There have been numerous other hate filled tweets over nearly a year there were recovered by the weekly standard that we're not -- until two days before -- -- to be honored by the US State Department in Washington.
In August last year commenting on demonstrations in Saudi Arabia.
One -- called the royal family quote dirty -- than Jews.
In July of -- praised the suicide attack quote.
An explosion on a bus carrying Israelis and -- airport in Bulgaria on the Black -- today is a very sweet day with a lot of very sweet news.
Abraham insists the bigoted tweets were not hers and is now returning to Egypt without an award.
In the conversations we've had with her in the past 24 hours she has asserted.
But she was hacked but again we're going to -- from a different presentation of this -- -- have the chance to review lessons.
Some think that review should include finding out why the State Department didn't know about the tweets until just two days before Abraham was scheduled to meet with the first lady of the United States.
And the nation's top diplomat -- OK Carl thank you.
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