White House Cancels Press Briefing After Office Blows CIA Identity


White House Press Secretary Jay Carney won’t have to face reporters shortly after his office made a critical error.

For Breitbart.com reports: The White House press office canceled the daily briefing with reporters Tuesday, dodging tough questions after the press office mistakenly revealed the identity of the top CIA official in Afghanistan.

The official was named in a list of participants of a meeting with President Obama during his brief trip to Afghanistan.

[According to the White House, Obama had a private lunch with foreign policy columnists Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, E.J. Dionne, Jeffery Goldberg, Gerald Seib, Fareed Zakaria, Peter Bergen, Susan Glasser, and Peter Beinart.]

After journalists at the Washington Post questioned the White House decision, the press office scrambled to update the list of participants sent to the press pool.

On Tuesday afternoon, the White House surprised reporters by canceling the White House press briefing and instead scheduling a press call on President Obama’s decision to leave 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan….(read more)


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