WASHINGTON — The White House said President Obama was been briefed on the situation after attending a birthday party with top Democrats while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.
The White House Deputy Press Secretary said Obama had been briefed:
On a different front, following the arrest of Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly Thursday, the top spokesperson for the Justice Department expressed support for the arrested reporters:
- U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders from 20 nations called for doubling clean energy research funding over the next five years at the Paris climate summit 🌍 ›
- Planned Parenthood officials said they believed Friday's shooting at a Colorado Springs clinic was motivated by opposition to abortion. ›
- And Kobe Bryant wrote a poem announcing that he's retiring from professional basketball at the end of this season 🏀🎭 ›