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 ...
You got it. It is just a busy day for these stories.:)
Besides, I am going to start selling Nachumlist popcorn to munch on while the show is going on....
Maybe Cheesy Poofs too-
Attkisson is a black belt in TaeKwonDo.
When did the building become sentient?
Yes! Perhaps more than one! Definitely looks like a case study!!!
Is there a popcorn ETF??? We’d be sure to make money..
Maybe See-BS will see the light.
Haha! I love a good, red-blooded Capitalist! ;-)
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, adde that months before Holder testified -- on Jan. 31 -- he came to Grassley's office, where Grassley gave him a letter detailing the investigation of Fast and Furious.
"If he read my letter, he knew on January 31," Grassley told Fox News. "He probably actually knew about it way back in the middle of last year or earlier.
Quick! Someone photoshopper take a Scream movie poster and put Obama and his administration in it!
Looks like the White House wasn’t ready for CBS to engage in a random act of journalism.
Frankly, I’m a little concerned that CBS is taking the lead on this story. It gives CBS too much power.
Boy, this sounds like we now have teenagers running the WH and the DOJ...screaming at someone who ask a question...if this is true...these teenagers need to grounded until 1/2013.
little Eric slithers about in dubious circles....
Previously, Schultz handled press for Al Franken’s 2008 Senate campaign and was National Press Secretary for the 2008 presidential bid of Sen. John Edwards (D-NC).
Obama Launches Twitter War on GOP
“I think this whole fiasco is going to require cases of beer........”
I think we someone start the “Popcorn and Beer Party”. (The PBP)
Who’s making the run to Costco for a case of Blue Moon?
she started as a beat reporter for WTVT/Fox Ch. 13 in Tampa over twenty years ago
Mine makes noises........
“...looks like a case study!!!”
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