The PJ Tatler

White House Holding Off-the-Record Meeting with Selected Media Ahead of Press Briefing

The most transparent administration in history appears to be circling its wagons.

The White House held an off-the-record briefing with reporters on Friday afternoon to discuss recent revelations about the Benghazi investigation, sources familiar with the meeting tell POLITICO.

The meeting began around 12:45 p.m. and postponed the daily, on-the-record White House press briefing to 1:45 p.m. White House press secretary Jay Carney did not respond to a request for confirmation of the meeting.

The off-the-record session was announced to reporters in the wake of an ABC News report showing that White House and State Dept. officials were involved in revising the now-discredited CIA talking points about the attack on Benghazi.

Note Dylan Byers’ sleight of hand in the story. He wrote the above for Politico. The CIA’s talking points were fine and accurate. The White House and State Department told the CIA to re-write them. It’s the re-written talking points that are “now-discredited.”