CBS News Reporter Says White House Official 'Cussed' at Her (Audio)
Sharyl Attkisson has been investigating the Justice Department’s involvement in gun smuggling to Mexico.
CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been handling The Fast and Furious scandal – the alleged discovery that the U.S. Department of Justice knowingly gave Mexican gang members guns – since the beginning.
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Now, she’s speaking out about the alleged behavior of some White House officials, who didn’t seem to happy with her research.
Attkisson did a radio interview on the Laura Ingraham Show, and talked about recent experience with White house officials.
“Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me,” said Attkisson on the show. “The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me.”
When asked who this screaming person was, she said “Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House."
Eric Schultz was the former communications director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, who officially joined the White House May as a communications director.
Attkisson also noted that the White House is claiming that a thorough investigation of the scandal is unwarranted. “They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I'm the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I'm unfair and biased by pursuing it,” she said.
Attkisson has been with CBS in Washington, D.C., since 1993. She has received several awards including Investigative Emmys for her reports on the bank bailout and the Red Cross.