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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The questions about the White House editing of a May 27 report on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the BP oil spill introduced; details given about the changes to the report on a drilling moratorium, the Interior Department apology to the scientists, a statement from White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton and whether the fakes were changed for the White House benefit. [August 4, White House energy adviser Carol BROWNER- says the vast majority of the oil is gone.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's James Carville and Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise about a White House cover-up of the changes to oil drilling report. [SCALISE - says the administration manipulated the data causing 12,000 people to lose their jobs in the oil industry; notes the scientists did not conclude the need for a moratorium; wants the administration to come clean on the decision that cost jobs.] [CARVILLE - says there is some conflict in what information they had for the report; states it is fair to ask questions of this policy decision.]
- Cooper, Anderson
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