Journalist Bob Woodward, the star of the Watergate scandal, ” lets America know that this sequestration crisis is simply a product of Barack Obama making marionettes out of all of us — Congress, the press, the people”, according to Atlantic Wire.
In the book “The Price of Politics”, that he wrote months ago, Bob Woodward focused on “the struggle between President Obama and the United States Congress to manage federal spending and tax policy for the three and one-half years between 2009 and the summer of 2012.”
Now Woodward complained about receiving harsh emails from an aide to President Obama and in an interview on CNN, described a tense, angry phone call with a top Obama official, which was perceived as a threat:
” WOLF BLITZER (CNN): Share with our viewers what’s going on between you and the White House.
BOB WOODWARD: Well, they’re not happy at all, and some people kind of, you know, said, look, we don’t see eye to eye on this. They never really said, though – afterwards, they’ve said that this is factually wrong, and they – and it was said to me in an e-mail by a top –
BLITZER: What was said? Yes.
WOODWARD: It was said very clearly, you will regret doing this.
BLITZER: Who sent that e-mail to you?
WOODWARD: Well, I’m not going to say.
BLITZER: Was it a senior person at the White House?
WOODWARD: A very senior person. And just as a matter – I mean, it makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House telling reporters, you’re going to regret doing something that you believe in.”
On Thursday, Politico released the email exchange between Woodward and white House adviser Genewhich appeared to be a rather cordial back-and-forth.
” Woodward has become an unlikely conservative hero in recent days for calling out the administration over whether Obama had “moved the goal posts”’ in negotiations over the sequester”, POLITICO said