There’s another update in the controversy involving an interview with “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg and the White House’s alleged attempt to block Fox from the sit-down set up with the pool.

While the AP reported “The White House said Fox had not asked for an interview,” Foxnews.com now reports:

“Of course we requested the interview,” Fox News Senior Vice President Michael Clemente said, responding to reports citing the White House as claiming it had excluded Fox News from a series of interviews Thursday with Kenneth Feinberg set up through the five-network TV pool.

Clemente also said that the White House had acknowledged that an employee at the Treasury Department made a mistake in initially excluding Fox.

Clemente also told Mediaite: “It was a very absolutely clear attempt to leave Fox out.” Update: Mediaite also reported, “CBS News D.C. bureau chief Christopher Isham also serves as the pool chair. He tells Mediaite he convened a conference call and all the bureau chiefs agreed they were not comfortable with excluding one of the members of the pool in a pool interview.” Neither CBS nor Isham has commented further on the call or the nature of the network’s discomfort.

Previously:

White House Refutes Claims It Tried to Block Fox from Feinberg Interview

Networks Refuse Interview After White House Denies Fox