In-town pool report No. 2: No answers to questions

From: "Ngo, Emily"
Date: July 25, 2017 at 2:40:58 PM EDT
Subject: In-town pool report No. 2: No answers to questions

Pool led into Cabinet Room at 2:26 p.m. and ushered out two minutes later for expanded bilateral meeting.

This time, I'm confident POTUS heard the questions that reporters posed about AG Sessions, including whether POTUS would fire him. He did not answer any.

He looked squarely at your pooler when she asked him if he still has confidence in his attorney general and did not answer.

He also did not answer questions about health care legislation.

Among the seated at the table were (in order): NSA H.R. McMaster, Secretary Mnuchin, President Trump, senior adviser Jared Kushner. Assistant to the president Ivanka Trump was seated at the far right end of the table.

POTUS and Hariri again expressed gratitude for each other's partnership in fighting ISIS. Transcript TK.

Lebanese reporters stopped on their way out to take selfies with POTUS in the background.

"They heard about you were here, they just can't get enough of you," POTUS joked to Hariri of perhaps reporters in general as the pool slowly worked its way out of the room.

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Emily Ngo
Newsday
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