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GOP knives out for Ben Rhodes

Posted by Steve Schram on May 17, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Originally published on May 16, 2016 on Politico by Nahal Toosi.

Ben Rhodes, the famed White House spinmeister, is entangled in a growing fight with congressional Republicans — the latest fallout from his bombshell magazine profile two weeks ago.

On Monday, three Republican senators called on President Barack Obama to fire his deputy national security adviser, saying Rhodes had been "disrespectful," "deceptive" and dishonest" in how he had sold the Iran nuclear deal to the public. The White House, meanwhile, said Rhodes will not testify about the deal before a House committee, calling it a “separation of powers” issue.

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