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

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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.