BUSINESS INSIDER: Is The White House Lying About Perella Weinberg Threat Story? “We wouldn’t be surprised if intense pressure is now being brought to bear on Lauria to recant his original story. If anything, it’s surprising that Lauria has gone this far. For now, the Obama administration stands accused by a prominent lawyer of behaving thuggishly and lying about it. Perella Weinberg’s silence on the threats seems to support this accusation. The ball is now in Obama’s court.”

UPDATE: Reader Robert P Sbisa emails: “Glenn, the administration’s expected next tactic: Jon Stewart appointed the responsibility of ridiculing Lauria in the Daily Show, a la Jim Cramer.”