WHAT’S UP WITH THAT ? ? ?
“Unscheduled” Lunch at the White House on Thursday might have remained a “Secret” but for Tweet by People Magazine’s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall — Tweet removed after three minutes, only to be re-posted after lunch was “confirmed” by WH
WERE OBAMA AND CLINTON OUTED TRYING TO HIDE THEIR LUNCH FROM THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC ? ? ?
There have been several reports of HRC’s WH lunch with POTUS earlier today. According to the Huffington Post, “The lunch was not on the president's public schedule, and had not been acknowledged in any way by the White House.... *** The White House later confirmed the meeting to Roll Call's Steven T. Dennis, the print pool reporter for the day....” ( See “Obama & Hillary Clinton's Lunch Was A Secret Until People Magazine Spilled The Beans” by Mollie Reilly, 5/29/14, Huffington Post [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/obama-clinton-lunch_n_5413485.html]).
A White House official said, "The President enjoyed an informal, private lunch with Secretary Clinton at the White House this afternoon...." However, the official did not offer details on what was discussed at the lunch. Huffpost’s coverage added that a complaint was filed with the president’s Press Secretary Jay Carney over the lack of White House transparency regarding the meeting.
Bloomberg News reported all of it this way: “Hillary Rodham Clinton dropped by the White House today for a private lunch with her former boss, President Barack Obama. *** The meeting wasn’t on the president’s public schedule and wasn’t announced by the White House. The administration only confirmed the meeting after it was indirectly disclosed in a Tweet by People magazine, which had an interview with the potential 2016 presidential candidate about her new book “Hard Choices” today. *** The two enjoyed an informal meal, according to a statement released by the White House, which would not release additional details....” (See “Hillary Clinton Slips Into White House for Private Lunch” by Lisa Lerer, Bloomberg News [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-29/hillary-clinton-slips-into-white-house-for-private-lunch.html]).