Fw: VPOTUS travel pool report #1 -- departure from hotel and embargo note

From: Michael Shear [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 12:03 PM
To: Goodman, Meghan K. EOP; Spector, Stephen I. EOP
Subject: VPOTUS travel pool report #1 -- departure from hotel and embargo note

Good morning. The VPOTUS motorcade is on the move at 12:02 pm eastern time to destinations unknown. Your pooler will provide details as we go today.

Note on Embargo:

Many people have emailed, asking your pooler what happened with the embargo on the Colbert appearance last night. As a result, I thought it would be worth an explanation to the people on this list.

Before the taping, CBS informed your pool that we would be allowed to watch the taping, but that the contents of the show were to be embargoed until 11:35 pm eastern time, when the show began airing -- a routine arrangement for late-night comedy shows. Your pooler informed this list that a pool report would be distributed at that time. At the end of the interview with VPOTUS, at approximately 6:15 pm, your pool was led out by the White House to vans and taken back to a hold.

What your pool did not know at the time was that Edward-Isaac Devore, a reporter for Politico, had waited in line for tickets to the taping and was in the audience. Your pool did not see him there. At approximately 7:17 pm, Isaac posted his story and at 7:21 pm, the White House officially lifted the embargo. Your pooler endeavored to quickly finish the pool report so that reporters on this list could produce stories.

Your pooler regrets any difficulties for the reporters on this list. If you have any other questions, feel free to send me an email.

Michael D. Shear
White House Correspondent
The New York Times

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