Fmr Senior Clinton Member and Obama Supporter Threatened by WH due to Criticizing Column

A day after Woodward’s claim that a senior White House official had told him he would “regret” writing a column criticizing President Obama’s stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.

Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.”  Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”

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If it did happen again, Davis believes the administration did it to the wrong person.

“Firstly, you don’t threaten anyone. Secondly, you don’t threaten Bob Woodward,” said Davis. “He’s one of the best reporters ever.  He’s factual.  You can disagree with facts that he reports, but he’s factual.  Don’t mess with him about his facts. You can mess with him about the interpretation of his facts, but this is not a reporter you tangle with,” he added.

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Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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