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The White House accidentally emailed its Ukraine talking points to Nancy Pelosi

Today's really not the best day for someone at the White House to be extremely bad at email.

In the aftermath of the memorandum showing President Trump pushing for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the White House was quick to shoot off an email of talking points in hopes of containing the damage.

The only problem? The email, featuring talking points allies were to use to combat arguments from House Democrats, was emailed to ... House Democrats. That includes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), reports HuffPost's Jennifer Bendery.

As screenshots of the entire pushback strategy — which includes arguing that Trump was simply "suggesting that allegations of an abuse of office" by Biden "merit looking into" — circulated on Twitter, the White House apparently attempted to "recall" the email, which should surely work like a charm. Referencing this bizarre email snafu, a source told The Washington Post's Jacqueline Alemany, "It really is stupid Watergate." Brendan Morrow