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White House Cancels Press Briefing After Office Blows CIA Identity
Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2014 | Charlie Spiering

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 Obama’s decision to leave 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

That means that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney won’t have to face reporters shortly after his office made a critical error.

News of Obama’s 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 Obama’s remarks.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; bhocia; cia; obama; va
Obama hasn't found a way to blame someone else.
1 posted on 05/27/2014 5:36:05 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

They’re working hard on the coverup strategy.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 5:37:26 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: mandaladon
There is always tomorrow.

This screw up is not going away.

3 posted on 05/27/2014 5:37:35 PM PDT by mware
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To: mandaladon

These people don’t take legitimate unstaged questions. Sheesh everybody knows that.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 5:37:41 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: mandaladon
Cowards


5 posted on 05/27/2014 5:37:50 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: mandaladon

Give him time, Bush was no doubt behind this.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 5:38:28 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: mandaladon

Scooter Libby had no comment.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 5:39:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: mandaladon

Just more of the same from The Most Transparent Administration in Our history.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 5:40:02 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 5:41:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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Wasn’t a woman ‘outed’ in Afghanistan and killed? Along with a security person?


10 posted on 05/27/2014 5:44:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: mandaladon

11 posted on 05/27/2014 5:47:13 PM PDT by sayfer bullets (“I didn’t leave the [---] party, the [---] party left me.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Well, if the liberals are intellectually honest ...

Uh ... huh ... sure, that will happen. Never.
What kind of happy juice are you drinking?

12 posted on 05/27/2014 5:47:36 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: mandaladon
I believe the first place I saw the CIA station chief's name was in the credits at the end of that movie that caused the ruckus in Benghazi.

I could be wrong though.

13 posted on 05/27/2014 5:48:28 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: mandaladon
According to the White House, Obama had a private lunch with foreign policy columnists Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, E.J. Dionne, Jeffery Goldberg, Gerald Seib, Fareed Zakaria, Peter Bergen, Susan Glasser, and Peter Beinart.

Otherwise known as the useful idiot tools of the administration....

14 posted on 05/27/2014 5:49:20 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: mandaladon

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.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 5:51:53 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mandaladon

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.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 5:57:27 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: mware
This screw up is not going away.

Sure it will. Just like...

Fast & Furious
Benghazi
NSA Spying
IRS Scandal
Obamacare
VA Scandal

And on and on and on and on

17 posted on 05/27/2014 6:05:12 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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18 posted on 05/27/2014 6:07:53 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/24/muslim-cleric-who-backed-fatwa-killing-us-soldiers/


19 posted on 05/27/2014 6:09:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mandaladon
Obama hasn't found a way to blame someone else.

He's looking for someone to plame... er... I mean, blame... just has not found anyone yet.

20 posted on 05/27/2014 6:14:43 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mandaladon

Hey, Zero....

That’s why we call them “SECRET” Agents.

It’s supposed to be a secret. DUH.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 6:38:49 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Crickets . . .


22 posted on 05/27/2014 6:46:15 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: mandaladon

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 . . .


23 posted on 05/27/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT by BAW ("If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan. Period.")
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To: mandaladon

“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.”


24 posted on 05/27/2014 6:58:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

This is yet again a serious offense of either willful sabotage or blatant incompetence.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: mandaladon

Is Susan Rice hiding again ?


26 posted on 05/27/2014 7:44:39 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: mandaladon

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.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 7:58:11 PM PDT by what's up (sun)
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To: mandaladon

One more person whose life has to be put in danger for the self-aggrandizement of Barack Obama.


28 posted on 05/27/2014 9:01:46 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


29 posted on 05/28/2014 2:24:09 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“This make the Plame and Skooter Libby incident look like child’s 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.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 6:47:47 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: mandaladon

He’ll just send out Dingy Harry to blame the Koch Bros. again.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 9:33:41 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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