Messina Dodges Questions About OFA Donors Getting Access to Obama

'We'll be as transparent as possible'


Organizing for Action national chairman Jim Messina would not directly answer questions on “CBS This Morning” Friday about whether OFA donors would get access to President Obama.

“President Obama will do what he did during the campaign, which is communicate to his grassroots supporters and ask for their help,” he said. “There will be events where our supporters are briefed about what the president is doing … We’ll be as transparent as possible.”

Pressed repeatedly by co-hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell, Messina said he was “excited” about OFA’s agenda and “it’s the right thing to do.” O’Donnell tried to get in one more question at the end, but Rose cut her off and moved to the next segment.

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