Saturday, February 7, 2015

Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should...

Daily Mail ^ | 2/06/15 | David Martosko 

That disapproval apparently was orchestrated, or at least strongly encouraged, by the White House through comamunications with lawmakers connected to the Congressional Black Caucus.

'I'm not saying the president called anyone personally,' a current White House staffer told Daily Mail Online.

'But yeah, the White House sent a message to some at the CBC that they should suddenly be very upset about the speech.'

The source said it was a 'back-channel' arrangement that did not involve the higher echelons of the West Wing.

Butterfield's spokeswoman Kezmiché Atterbury denied it on Friday afternoon, saying he 'was not asked by anyone at the White House or otherwise' to skip Netanyahu's planned address.
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