Fwd: WH travel pool report #2 - gaggle - Malia, HRC, Chicago, Putin: Panama Papers

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From: Lesley Clark >
Date: April 7, 2016 at 1:06:58 PM CDT
To: "Desiree N. Barnes" >
Subject: WH travel pool report #2 - gaggle - Malia, HRC, Chicago, Putin: Panama Papers

AF1 was wheels down in Chicago at 1:05 pm

Eric Schultz gaggled aboard AF1 en route, some highlights: Malia,
Clinton, Garland, Puerto Rico, inversions, Panama Papers and Putin,
Obama's Alito filibuster
(Please check quotes against transcript)
He opened w a statement on Obama event in Chicago, noting Sens. Durbin
and Klobuchar and Rep. Mike Quigley are aboard AF1 and will attend the
event.
He said Sen. Kirk was invited, but he didn't know why he declined.

On Malia's appearance, he would only say that Obama is "fortunate" to
sometimes travel w family, and that she'd be going on to California as
well, but would have no "public events."

Re: Apple: He was asked about a report that the WH won't publicly back
draft legislation to allow judges to require tech co to help law
enforcement crack encrypted data.
He said the legislation had not yet been introduced and the "idea we
would be w/holding support for a bill not yet introduced is
inaccurate."

He was asked about Bernie Sanders remarks on Hillary Clinton last
night and said Obama believes HRC is qualified to be president and
that she "comes to the race w more experience than any non Vice
President" in recent campaign history.
He noted Obama was "fortunate" to have her serve in his administration
and he was "proud of that service."

He was also asked about inversions and Puerto Rico's debt, a situation
which he said the WH was "closely" monitoring

On Putin's suggestion that the Panama Papers were US-govt inspired,
Schultz said he had no idea what Putin was basing that on.
"I can only speak for my president," he said. "When the president
speaks on highly charged topics, its always grounded in facts."

He said he did not know if Obama's role in the Alito filibuster would
come up, but noted there would be an audience Q and A.
Garland family members will also be attendance, he said.

Lesley Clark
White House Correspondent
McClatchy Newspapers
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White House Correspondent
McClatchy Newspapers
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Lesley Clark
White House Correspondent
McClatchy Newspapers
xxx@email.com
xxx-xxx-xxxx
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@lesleyclark

Lesley Clark
White House Correspondent
McClatchy Newspapers
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xxx-xxx-xxxx
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