Transparency! WH reportedly holds ‘off-the-record’ Benghazi briefing; Update: WH spokesman now says meeting was ‘deep background’

As Twitchy reported, the White House pushed today’s press briefing from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Tweeters speculated that the decision had to do with a desperate effort to cover itself in light of the damning new evidence for a Benghazi cover-up. And it looks like they were right:

Politico reports:

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.

Transparency, y’all.

Great question.

The panic would be hilarious if it weren’t so brazenly douchey.

C’mon, Jay.

Exactly.

CNN’s Jake Tapper, for one, is not happy, as evidenced by this retweet:

Were hush-donuts involved?

Oh, and now comes the news that the briefing has been pushed back even further, to 3:15 p.m.:

Well, gee.

This is shaping up to be one hell of a briefing — assuming the White House has the guts to go through with it.

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Update:

Well, well, well:

Politico has changed the report’s original title and posted a correction. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told author Dylan Byers that the meeting was not technically off-the-record; rather, it was conducted on “deep background.”

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Uh-huh.

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