Fw: In town pool report #2 / spray

From: Matt Viser [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 11:07 AM
To: Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO
Subject: In town pool report #2 / spray

We arrived at the Pentagon at 10:45am, and immediately went in for a pool spray of a National Security Council meeting POTUS is chairing. Inside the conference room, POTUS sat at the head table, Biden to his right and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to his left (full meeting participants listed below)

Participants sat in black leather chairs, at large wooden tables in a u-shape. In front of them were cups of coffee, glasses of water, and briefing books. On the walls were photographs of various scenes of soldiers, on patrol or flying helicopters. Overhead was a clock listing the times in time zones around the world.

Pool was there for about a minute before the call came out to leave.

"Alright guys," POTUS said, adding that he would say more later. He is scheduled to deliver remarks at 12:25pm from the Pentagon Briefing Room.

From the White House, here's the list of meeting participants:

·         The President

·         The Vice President

·         John Kerry, Secretary of State (SVTS)

·         Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury

·         Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense

·         Loretta Lynch, Attorney General

·         Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security

·         Ambassador Samantha Power, Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations

·         Denis McDonough, Chief of Staff

·         Susan Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

·         Neil Eggleston, Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President

·         Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

·         Benjamin Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

·         Avril Haines, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor

·         Antony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State

·         Robert Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense

·         Christine Wormuth, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

·         James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

·         General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

·         General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

·         GEN Lloyd Austin, Commander, U.S. Central Command

·         General Joseph Votel, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

·         Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (SVTS)

·         Michael Dempsey, Deputy Director of National Intelligence

·         John Mulligan, Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center

·         David Cohen, Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

·         Adam Szubin, Acting Undersecretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes

·         Suzanne George, Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council

·         Brian Egan, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President

·         Colin Kahl, Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor to the Vice President

·         Salman Ahmed, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Strategic Planning and Counselor to the National Security Advisor

·         Jen Easterly, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism

·         Rob Malley, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region

·         Jeff Prescott, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Gulf States

·         Troy Thomas, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Strategy

Matt Viser
The Boston Globe, Washington bureau
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