White House holds OFF-THE-RECORD briefing with reporters on Benghazi

Looks like we finally go the White House’s attention. But an off-the-record briefing? Huh?

POLITICO – The White House held an off-the-record briefing with reporters on Friday afternoon to discuss recent revelations about the Benghazi investigation, sources familiar with the meeting tell POLITICO.

The meeting began around 12:45 p.m. and postponed the daily, on-the-record White House press briefing to 1:45 p.m. White House press secretary Jay Carney did not respond to a request for confirmation of the meeting.

The off-the-record session was announced to reporters in the wake of an ABC News report showing that White House and State Dept. officials were involved in revising the now-discredited CIA talking points about the attack on Benghazi.



OK this pisses me off. There should be no off-the-record briefings with the press on Benghazi. It should all be a matter of public record and scrutiny and the press should make every detail known.

Can you imagine Bush being given the latitude of an off-the-record briefing with reporters on the attorney firings or the Iraq war? Heck no. It’d be made public as soon as the briefing was over. And the same should happen here.

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