The other day, Washington Post journalist, Bob Woodward, confirmed that the sequestration idea came from the White House. Soon after, he claims he was threatened in email by an administration aide that he would come to regret his comments. Now, the White House says that’s not true, that they didn’t threaten him, according to Fox News;
After Politico reported tonight that Woodward was coming forward to claim he was threatened, a White House emailed Fox and other news organizations, denying Woodward was threatened.
“Of course no threat was intended,” wrote the White House aide. “As Mr. Woodward noted, the email from the aide was sent to apologize for voices being raised in their previous conversation. The note suggested that Mr. Woodward would regret the observation he made regarding the sequester because that observation was inaccurate, nothing more. And Mr. Woodward responded to this aide’s email in a friendly manner.”
Of course, given other White House comments recently, this confirms to me that they did indeed threaten Woodward. And since the Left told me that Woodward had to be believed throughout the Bush Administration, I have no choice but to believe Woodward now. Do I?