Fw: WH Travel Pool Report #6 -- Off the books Obama dinner

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Deadline.com reports that after his last fundraiser on Thursday evening, POTUS met privately with Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks CEO and a major donor; Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios; and the actor Will Smith, most recently in "Concussion."

On a previous visit to Los Angeles, Obama had a private dinner with Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg.

The White House did not disclose Thursday's meeting, and Eric Schultz, the deputy press secretary, declined to discuss it when asked during his briefing on Air Force One.

"I am going to protect the president's ability to have private conversations, whether that's with lawmakers, whether that's with candidates for president, or whether that's with Hollywood artists," he said.

Here's the link to Deadine.com:

>http://deadline.com/2016/02/barack-obama-jeffrey-katzenberg-private-dinner-hollywood-fundraisers-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-debate-1201701189/<

Mark Landler
NY Times
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