Report: White House Deputy Chief Of Staff Source Of Erroneous Quote


White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors relayed an erroneous House GOP quote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), which then ended up on the Facebook wall of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) over the weekend, CNN reported Thursday.

The White House on Thursday said it regrets the “miscommunication,” which was denied by House Republicans and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), that had Sessions telling President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” during a meeting earllier this month.

Senior administration officials told CNN that Sessions “was expressing frustration with the situation, not with President Obama”:

White House officials would not comment on whether Rob Nabors misunderstood what Sessions said or whether he just communicated the story to Senate Democrats in a less than optimal way. Nabors could not be reached for comment.



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