GOP peeved paper got White House Libya report before Congress

House Republicans are annoyed at the White House for releasing its 32-page report on the Libya military mission to the New York Times before delivering it to the Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

The Speaker’s office said late Wednesday afternoon it had not seen the report, while the Times had already posted a story based on interviews with senior administration officials and citing the report. The Libya document is a response to a House-passed resolution demanding answers to a long series of questions about the operations, including its costs, duration and objectives.

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“If the White House intends to assuage Congress’ concerns, they might want to share the report with Congress before leaking it to the New York Times,” a GOP leadership aide said.

In releasing the report to the press around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the White House said it was “conveyed to all members of Congress today by the Department of Defense.”