Former press secretary Robert Gibbs said this morning on MSNBC that he was told, when he became a White House official, "not even to acknowledge the drone program":
"Well, I think you've seen recently the president discuss the need and desire to be more forthcoming. I certainly think there are aspects of that program that are and will remain highly sensitive and very secret, but let me give you an example here, chris," said Robert Gibbs this morning on MSNBC.
"When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was you're not even to acknowledge the drone program. You're not even to discuss that it exists."