Political gossip columnist Lynn Sweet is reporting that the White House is now "recasting" their statement yesterday confirming that U.S. Senator Richard "Dick" Durbin lied about Republican statements about Obama on his Facebook page and in a fundraising piece.
In a rather tortured spin, an unnamed White House official told Sweet:
“While the quote attributed to a Republican lawmaker in the House GOP meeting with the President is not accurate, there was a miscommunication when the White House read out that meeting to Senate Democrats, and we regret the misunderstanding."
Possible translation: The White House lied about, or exaggerated, what was said in the meeting, and Senator Durbin repeated it for political fundraising purposes.