CNN reports that Bob Woodwward, the “historic” WaPo insider, has been threatened by the Obama White House: “You’ll regret doing this”


Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a “very senior person” at the White  House warned him in an email that he would “regret doing this,” the same day he  has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known  as the sequester.

CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to  debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined.

“I think they’re confused,” Woodward said of the White House’s pushback on  his reporting.

Earlier today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post  journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing  a “kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not  to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget  concerns.

The Defense Department said in early  February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the  Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the  sequester.

“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, ‘Oh, by the way, I  can’t do this because of some budget document?'” Woodward said on  MSNBC.

“Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I  can’t get the aircraft carriers I need?'” Or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You  know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ …  because of some budget document?”

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