In-Town Pool Report No. 4 - Return to Andrews - Priebus movements

From: Josh Gerstein
Date: July 28, 2017 at 5:00:02 PM EDT
Subject: In-Town Pool Report No. 4 - Return to Andrews - Priebus movements

AF1 was wheels down at Joint Base Andrews at 442PM?? under light rain and somewhat behind the official schedule.

It was the mid-size AF1 757 version.

Most staff was off before we moved into position but Reince Priebus and Steven Miller and Dan Scavino loaded into one suburban then moments later Miller and Scavino got out and loaded another van.

As word spread about Priebus' dismissal, some reporters got up close to Priebus' car, taking cell photos and such.

Priebus' car then pulled aside, out of the POTUS motorcade. Priebus car and a follow up departed at 458PM.

POTUS continued to hold on the plane during all this. Still holding at this writing.

Some indications the plane circled for a while due to the weather.

Around 350PM the already heavy rain got noticeably more intense. Driving, let's say. Then, some lightning and thunder for good measure.

Rain lightened up around 410PM then stopped altogether for a bit, although the lightning and rumbling continued off and on and the rain eventually returned.

Pool was alerted to a National Weather Service flash flood warning covering Andrews area issued at 318PM. Indeed there was ponding in places on the tarmac as motorcade moved into final position to await AF1.

In-town pool made its way out from WH to Andrews earlier in rain and traffic that varied from moderate to heavy.
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Josh Gerstein
POLITICO
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