Saturday, September 22, 2012

Obama Attends National Security Briefing Five Days In A Row

For the first time in 7 months!
Good news. According to official White House schedule, today the president attended his daily intelligence meeting in the Oval Office for the fifth day in a row. It appears that President Obama’s attendance has improved dramatically since the story broke last week that he had skipped more than half his daily intelligence meetings during his time in office — including every day in the week leading up to the attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Egypt and Libya.

White House press secretary Jay Carney dismissed those reports as “hilarious” and “amusing” last week, claiming that “when he is physically here, most days he has a meeting in his office, the Oval one (laughter), with participants in his national security team, including obviously Tom Donilon and others.”

So is that true? I asked the Government Accountability Institute to check when was the last time Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting for five consecutive business days. They report that the last time was Feb. 6 to 10 — over seven months ago.

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