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Friday, November 21, 2014

Emails confirm White House attack on Sharyl Attkisson

How sweet it is! Emails obtained by Judicial Watch confirm exactly what CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Laura Ingraham in the video below. That video was posted on this blog on October 4, 2011. Listen as Attkisson tells Ingraham that a woman ( Tracy Schmaler ) at DOJ screamed at her as did a man at the White House ( Eric Schultz ).

The email obtained by Judicial Watch reads;
  • On October 4, 2011, Holder’s top press aide Tracy Schmaler tells White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz, “I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She’s out of control” Schultz responded, “Good.  Her piece was really bad for the AG.”
    Schultz also detailed to Schmaler that he was working with a journalist (Susan Davis, formerly of the National Journal) to target Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA), the House Republican leading the charge on Fast and Furious:
    “And I sent NJ’s Susan Davis your way. She’s writing on Issa/FandF and I said you could load her up on the leaks, etc.”
    (Davis authored a critical profile of Issa a few weeks later.)
Susan Davis has moved on to USA Today and the National Journal has very recently removed her post. Aside from the outrage that should follow from the revelation that DOJ conspired with the White House to deep six an objective reporter this email doesn't make Bob Schieffer look good either.

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