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The White House now denying allegations that an administration official Gene Sperling we now know threaten the famed Washington Post journalist Bob would work.
This all started last week when Woodward challenge the presence version of how the sequestered came about it got serious put a serious push back from the White House.
Then yesterday Woodward claims he got a threatening email from a staffer reading quote.
I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today you're focusing on a few specific trees they give a very wrong impression of the force but perhaps we will just not -- -- I hear I think -- will regret staking out.
That claim now we know that person is the economic advisor -- -- Gene Sperling in the White House and now we know Doug -- from a pollster for President Clinton.
And Fox News contributor -- to do battle with Monica Crowley syndicated radio talk show host and a Fox News contributors look good morning to both of you -- Monica you have a special relationship -- Bob Woodward.
Well now you know I aimed at a professional -- -- -- -- because you -- -- the White House during the Watergate yeah I I did not actually I was -- -- embryo President Nixon was elected but I did work with President Nixon during the last four years of his life 1990 to 1994 and we often talked about the Watergate scandal.
And what's fascinating to me about this whole dynamic -- that that historical.
Ironies are abounding here -- and here we have Bob Woodward.
Washington post's legendary.
Liberal journalists now caught in the next of this back and forth -- -- very liberal White House.
House -- you know -- you think is disturbing though don't you well it is disturbing I know Gene -- I worked with -- When I was working for Bill Clinton over six years between 94 in 2000 I'd like to think of gene is a friend of mine.
But -- has a tone that he knows best he knows what's right.
And unless and only if you really listen to him -- you get it right.
And it bespeaks a tone in the White House bill that I think is unfortunate.
And unwillingness to bargain and unwillingness to consider alternatives.
And a sense that we're -- if you disagree with us.
Oh woe -- you.
Here's my sense though the story caught fire on its -- because you Woodward kept talking.
He was on MSNBC yesterday -- -- on CNN late yesterday afternoon with with Wolf Blitzer -- this now.
They're not -- at all and some people kind of you know said.
Look we don't see -- -- on this than they never really said though afterwards they've said that this is factually wrong and they.
And it was suit said to me in an -- by a top what was his restless -- it was it was said very clearly you will regret.
-- does the White House expects Bob Woodward.
Take on the president.
Well -- is that I Obama I don't run or not I don't I don't know what's interesting is that if this is in fact a White House attack on Bob Woodward it's not because they think he's lying.
It's because they believe he's telling the truth about the president and about his position on the sequester.
The reason this is a story is that this is not the first time this -- this White House is engaged in these kinds and intimidation tactics.
-- right after he won he leaned across the table to Republicans and he said I want.
Any single that a democratic congressman who voted against the stimulus Pete Defazio and he said don't think we're not keeping score brother.
And then CBS news Cheryl Atkinson in 2011 was asking serious questions not fast and furious.
A White House staffer top person in the White House called her and screens and swore at her.
So this is a pattern of behavior on the part of this White House that's why this Woodward's story has extra -- because it lends to this pattern I have.
Do agree with -- we may differ and we do -- -- substance much of the time.
But the tone of the White House is we're right you were wrong and you heard the president after the election monitor the same -- He -- I won this election I'm entitled to get what I want.
He only got 52%.
We have a fiscal crisis and bottom line unless we come together to deal with the sequester we all -- One more quick thing here David plus tweeted this watching what were the last two days -- this year now as like imagining my idol Mike Schmidt facing live pitching again.
Perfection -- once is rarely.
Incredible all of that and that the Obama White House is throwing this journalistic -- under the bus and other journalists now are piling on Bob Woodward because he -- to speak the truth about this president.
And again the position on the sequestered but the bigger story is not really.
Woodward vs the White House it's -- fact that this president now has a serious sequester credibility problem.
In in his tale about a senate candidate not a problem I got a credibility problem in general and in particular here on the -- Absolutely things.
Thank you both of you OK we're gonna last year because once in the Vatican okay thank you much more dissent -- just as -- -- the big meeting and at the White House here without the fat Phil yeah and minus we athletic thanks to thank you -- Monica.
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