First Bob Woodward, now Lanny Davis. The former special counsel to President Clinton came forward Thursday with a claim that he, too, received a threatening message from the Obama administration.
"That exact thing happened to me," Davis told WMAL in Washington. "And I haven't spoken of this before."
Davis said his editor at the paper, John Solomon, received a call from a White House official who threatened to revoke the paper's White House credentials if he continued to publish Davis' columns.
"Now that is unfortunate," Davis said. "It is an intemperate person. I think it's the same person -- I'm not gonna mention names -- who must have called Woodward, because it sounded like the same language."
Politico revealed Thursday that White House economic adviser Gene Sperling sent Woodward the message that he would regret his reporting. It turned out Sperling's message was not very threatening. He said, "I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim."
Davis said Solomon didn't take the White House's claim seriously. "He thought it was bluster," Davis said. Davis called sources at the White House. One source told Davis it wouldn't happen again, he said.
Listen to the interview:
h/t The Daily Caller.