The glamorous life of a White House reporter

“Don’t know if you get these [White House pool reports], but this one is particularly funny,” writes the person who sent the email below (with his boldface). “These guys are way beyond bitter.”

From: Tom Brune
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:03 AM
Subject: White House print pool report #1, 9/10/14

At just before 11 a.m. a press aide brought the pool to the windows outside the Oval Office to peek inside and take photos. The photo spray lasted 10 seconds. The viewing by print and wires another 10. obama

We saw the president sitting at his desk holding the telephone to his left ear with his left hand. He appeared to be talking. Aides sat on couches. They are identified below. There was no interaction between press and president.

On background from the White House:

The President speaks with His Majesty King Abdallah Abd al Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A formal readout will be provided later today.

Present during the call:

Susan Rice, National Security Advisor
Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Philip Gordon, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and Gulf Region
Elisa Catalano, Director for Gulf States

Tom Brune
Washington Bureau