Skip to comments.White House Cancels Press Briefing After Office Blows CIA Identity
Posted on 05/27/2014 5:36:05 PM PDT by mandaladon
The White House press office canceled the daily briefing with reporters Tuesday, dodging tough questions after the press office mistakenly revealed the identity of the top CIA official in Afghanistan.
The official was named in a list of participants of a meeting with President Obama during his brief trip to Afghanistan.
After journalists at the Washington Post questioned the White House decision, the press office scrambled to update the list of participants sent to the press pool.
On Tuesday afternoon, the White House surprised reporters by canceling the White House press briefing and instead scheduling a press call on President Obamas decision to leave 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
That means that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney wont have to face reporters shortly after his office made a critical error.
News of Obamas decision on Afghanistan broke early this afternoon as he was attending the White House science fair.
Later in the afternoon, President Obama declined to take questions from reporters gathered in the Rose Garden after he made his statement on Afghanistan.
Reporters at the White House spotted several political columnists exiting the White House prior to Obamas remarks.
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They’re working hard on the coverup strategy.
This screw up is not going away.
These people don’t take legitimate unstaged questions. Sheesh everybody knows that.
Give him time, Bush was no doubt behind this.
Scooter Libby had no comment.
Just more of the same from The Most Transparent Administration in Our history.
Ya remember the meltdown the liberals had over the Valerie Plame situation? And they said how terrible it was to out a secret CIA agent? And heads should roll, etc. over such a breach???
Well, if the liberals are intellectually honest, they should demand the same of the Obama White House, that heads roll and that Obama nail down and fire whoever let this happen. And prosecute whoever let this happen.
Wasn’t a woman ‘outed’ in Afghanistan and killed? Along with a security person?
Uh ... huh ... sure, that will happen. Never.
What kind of happy juice are you drinking?
I could be wrong though.
Otherwise known as the useful idiot tools of the administration....
The Chief of Station posting is typically made WITH the host country, even in the case of Russia:
They KNOW who the guy is, and it doesn’t matter most of the time cuz the vast majority of his work is INSIDE the embassy. They know who he is and where he is, almost always.
The disclosure to the public is SUPER unusual, but they did not actually give up as most as 90% of people think.
Most likely this was DELIBERATE and was out of an effort to convince you that their Bengazi “screw ups” really were that —real screw ups.
Now WHY would they do that .?
Because in Bengazi they were NOT screw-ups.
Because Stevens was SUPPOSED to be kidnapped, and the SEALS obviously didn’t get the memo.
Will anyone be fired? Will anyone resign? Will anyone be prosecuted over this?
This make the Plame and Skooter Libby incident look like child’s play.
Sure it will. Just like...
Fast & Furious
And on and on and on and on
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He's looking for someone to plame... er... I mean, blame... just has not found anyone yet.
That’s why we call them “SECRET” Agents.
It’s supposed to be a secret. DUH.
Crickets . . .
The first time the President knew about it was when he read about it in the press. Oh wait . . . .this cover story has been used already . . .
“I’m not going out there!”
“I’m not going out there either. Maybe you should go out there, Bob.”
“I ain’t going out there!”
“Well......what are we going to do?”
“Let’s cancel it.”
“Yeah! That’s the answer. We’ll just cancel it.”
“”Quick! Turn out the lights! Somebody is walking down the hall!”
“This is making my hair fall out. It’s bad enough being a bald faced liar, now I’ll be a bald headed liar.”
This is yet again a serious offense of either willful sabotage or blatant incompetence.
Is Susan Rice hiding again ?
They are afraid of plame getting in the news again.
Can’t have that happen...the truth that Cheney had nothing to do with it cannot be allowed to come out.
One more person whose life has to be put in danger for the self-aggrandizement of Barack Obama.
They’re writing Carney’s script - “The President read about this in the newspaper, just like every other person in this country.” It takes a while to put that together ya know.
“This make the Plame and Skooter Libby incident look like childs play.”
Calling Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald !
Why oh why did Bush allow there to be a special prosecutor in the ridiculous Plame case? Yes I know; the constant MSM caterwauling.
I hope the next republican or tea party president learns something from the way The One stonewalls. Just ignore the media totally. Make them wait in closets like Biden does.
He’ll just send out Dingy Harry to blame the Koch Bros. again.