From: Steve Clemons
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 04:21
To: Goodman, Meghan Hays K. EOP/OVP
Subject: VPOTUS pool report 3c - Kiev
Vice President Biden and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko both spoke at a joint press statement session the content which will be issued publicly so your pool did not cover those statements in a pool capacity.
However, your pool was not familiar with the protocol that press do not call out questions at joint statements.
Your pool thus asked, "Mr. Vice President -- Have you received any assurances that the incoming Trump administration will place similar priority on Ukraine as you have? President Poroshenko just referred to dozens of hours with you on the phone. Will they stay on the case?"
Vice President Biden replied, "Hope springs eternal."
Your pool now better understands joint press statement protocol.
After the statement the delegation began to proceed by motorcade back to Boryspil international Airport.
Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
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