Kate Sheppard on Countdown: Did the White House Downplay the Scope of the BP Spill?

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Mother Jones reporter Kate Sheppard joined guest host David Shuster on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Monday night to discuss a new report alleging that the White House pressured scientists to underestimate the size of the Deepwater Horizon disaster:

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