White House Bullies CBS Reporter Covering Fast & Furious


Things are heating up on the Fast & Furious scandal. We now know that AG Holder received 4 briefing memos, which indicate that he might have lied to Congress, a clear violation of the law.

CBS investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, who broke the story, said the WH spokespersons screamed and yelled at her for reporting on Fast & Furious. She was told she is the only reporter who thinks it’s a story. The Washington Post is reasonable, the NY Times is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable…

Key excerpts:

Attkinson: 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.’

Ingraham: So they were literally screaming at you?

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.”

Finally, Attkisson notes that the White House is claiming that a thorough investigation of the scandal is unwarranted.

The full audio interview is here:

Read here: The Weekly Standard


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