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Kissinger downplays his role at the White House
From CNN Political Editor Mark Preston

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger downplayed his role in helping to shape U.S. foreign policy Sunday, saying he only speaks to the White House "every six weeks for an hour or so."

"It is simply wrong to imply that I am a shaper of day-to-day decisions," Kissinger said in an interview on "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer." "This is not my role. I'm an outsider; I'm a friend. And I respond to questions that are put to me, but they're mostly conceptual and have to do with problems that are not ready for decision."

Kissinger spoke to Wolf Blitzer specifically about Bob Woodward's new book, "State of Denial."

A full transcript will be posted Sunday afternoon
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