"We also offered to brief our appropriators and our authorizers," said State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf.
added that she
was hearing on Capitol Hill that many people support these kinds of democracy promotion programs.
And some lawmakers did speak up on that subject.
But by late Thursday no members of Congress had acknowledged being aware of the Cuban Twitter program earlier than this week.
'Discreet,' not covert
described the program as "discreet" but said it was in no way classified or covert.
also said the project, dubbed ZunZuneo, did not rise to a level that required the secretary of state to be notified.