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Lanny Davis Also Threatened by the White House

Former Clinton White House official Lanny Davis today said he too was threatened by a White House official.

Lanny DavisSpeaking this morning on Washington radio station WMAL’s Morning on the Mall program, Davis said a White House official had threatened the Washington Times over Davis’s column in the paper, warning that the newspaper could lose its access to the White House.

“That exact thing happened to me,” Davis said. Davis said his editor at the Times, John Solomon, “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.”  Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”

Davis said he decided to mention the incident after Bob Woodward came forward and said the White House had threatened him over his reporting about the sequester.