Skip to comments.CBS News Reporter Says White House Screamed, Swore at Her Over Fast and Furious
Posted on 10/04/2011 11:06:38 AM PDT by Nachum
The Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Justice Department knowingly gave Mexican criminal gangs thousands of guns, just keeps escalating. The latest development centers around whether or not Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about having knowledge of the controversial gun trafficking operation. Recently released documents say Holder was briefed about the operation long before he told the Judiciary Committee he was first aware of what was going on. (Holder now claims he misunderstood the question was being asked.)
What's more, CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson -- who's been covering the scandal from the beginning -- says in an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show today that the White House and Justice Department have taken to screaming at her for reporting on the story. You can listen to the full interview below, but here are the key excerpts from Attkisson:
In between the yelling that I received from Justice Department yesterday, the spokeswoman--who would not put anything in writing, I was asking for her explanation so there would be clarity and no confusion later over what had been said, she wouldn't put anything in writing--so we talked on the phone and she said things such as the question Holder answered was different than the one he asked. But he phrased it, he said very explicitly, 'I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.'
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
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They showed see-BS some BS?
“And a beer
I think this whole fiasco is going to require cases of beer........
Don’t worry, the MSM will likely back off. They love the guy.
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Nachum, would you mind putting me back on your list? You scoop up the best stories of the day. Thanks!
Houses can't scream, outside of Amityville.
Has this been confirmed by a reputable source?
Sharyl Attkisson used to be with CNN, right?
Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. [Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?] Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”
It’s so refreshing to see some media attention FINALLY being given to Fast & Furious.
I pray this is Watergate and Monicagate rolled into one giant disaster for Bammie and Compnay.
I Believe so. One site said she left CNN back in 1993.
Eric Schultz needs a subpena.
So the White House tells CBS, it’s not a story unless WE say it is a story. You need to be more cooperative like the NY Times, LA Times, and Wash Post.
She is definitely out of line.
Her job is to lick Obama and keep him clean and shinning, not to ask inappropriate questions like those trouble makers from FOX.
It’s my fault for not staying up on this but I heard someone try to say that this was Holders effort to stop strawman purchases and it failed. I know that’s a lie but is there a reasonably short synopsis of the whole F&F scandal?
The flack is thickest when you’re over the target.......
And it looks like the flack is getting MIGHTY thick.
Somebody's headed for a Pulitzer...........
“[The White House and Justice Department] will tell you that I’m the only reporter—as they told me—that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.”
Mmmmmmm hmmmmm (as Levin would say)
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