How Do You Fix The Ansible Error “Failed to connect to the host via ssh: OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013”?

Problem scenario
You are using Ansible, and you receive an error like this:

coolserver.com | UNREACHABLE! => {
    "changed": false,
    "msg": "Failed to connect to the host via ssh: OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1e-fips 11 Feb 2013\r\ndebug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config\r\ndebug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 56: Applying options for *\r\npercent_expand: unknown key %C\r\n",
    "unreachable": true

How do you fix this?

Solution
On the Ansible control server, find the ansible.cfg file that is governing the Ansible actions.  Back it up.  Eliminate the "control_path" stanza underneath the ssh_connection section.

The second line of these two would need to be deleted:

[ssh_connection]
control_path = ~/.ssh/ansible-ssh-%%C

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