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Video Update: Bob Woodward Threatened By Senior White House Official In E-mail

Video Update: Bob Woodward Threatened By Senior White House Official In E-mail

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CNN Political Unit
February 27, 2013 | 9:24PM ET

(CNN) - Veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday he was threatened by a senior Obama administration official following his reporting on the White House's handling of the forced federal spending cuts set to take effect on Friday.

"They're not happy at all," he said on CNN's "The Situation Room," adding that an e-mail from a senior administration official - who he would not name - communicated a message which caused him great concern.

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/27/bob-woodward...

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UPDATE : Economic Official Gene Sperling Warned Woodward
The meaning of the word “regret.”

Ben Smith
BuzzFeed Staff
posted on February 27, 2013 | 9:39pm EST

The White House official whom Bob Woodward charged had crosssed a line by saying he would "regret" printing his version of a set of Washington negotiations was Gene Sperling, the director of the White House Economic Council, a source familiar with the exchange told BuzzFeed Wednesday.

The email from Sperling to Woodward, which Woodward read to Politico Wednesday, has transfixed Washington, with Republicans and some in the press charging that it embodies a White House lording it over a cowed press corps.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/gene-sperling-bob-woodward



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