The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward tells POLITICO Playbook that the White House is muddling the facts on the sequester – “a classic case of distortion and confusion.”

White House press secretary Jay Carney had bashed Woodward as “willfully wrong” in a column he wrote arguing that the initial sequester agreement did not include revenues and so asking for them now is “moving the goal posts.”

“The White House pushback is a classic case of distortion and confusion,” Woodward said in an email to Playbook. “We unfortunately have seen this too often in recent presidential history… I do not think it is willful. They are just mixed up, surprisingly so.”

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