White House: Journalist Bob Woodward Misconstrued Exchange; No Threat Was Intended

by Colonel on February 27, 2013

“Bob Woodward said Wednesday that a “very senior person” at the White House told the veteran journalist and author “you will regret” faulting the Obama administration … over sequestration.

Woodward accused the Obama administration first of inventing the sequester, and then of “moving the goal posts” by saying any deal had to include new revenue along with the agreed-upon spending cuts.

A White House official said Woodward misconstrued the exchange and that “no threat was intended.”

“Of course no threat was intended,” the aide said. “As Mr. Woodward noted, the email from the aide was sent to apologize for voices being raised in their previous conversation. The note suggested that Mr. Woodward would regret the observation he made regarding the sequester because that observation was inaccurate, nothing more. And Mr. Woodward responded to this aide’s email in a friendly manner.”

” — Jonathan Easley, Copyright 2013 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

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