August 19th, 2009
12:08 PM ET
5 years ago

Scenes from the White House: Obama, Bill Clinton meet

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Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House

The White House released a photo showing President Obama debriefing former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in a statement shortly after the meeting that the president and Clinton met for 40 minutes in the White House's Situation Room to discuss the former president's recent trip to North Korea that resulted in the release of jailed journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee. Gibbs said then Obama invited Clinton to the Oval Office for another half hour of discussion about the trip.


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  1. ThinkAgain

    I don't know if I'll ever get over how Clinton squandered his opportunity as President for a little fun under his desk, but I know he is very knowledgable and has a brilliant mind. It's good to see him working cooperatively with President Obama.

    August 19, 2009 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  2. Cardinals Fan

    Clinton is the MAN!

    August 19, 2009 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. addon

    Whether we all understand it or not, this administration working with a previous president is very good for our country.

    If only the "decider" did more of this we wouldn't be in our present condition. Ole Dubya wouldn't even take his own dad's advise when it came to the 911 commission.

    Why is it republicans believe they know everything what's best for the country but miss at ever critical point and are the loudest objectors (party of no) when it comes to fixing the mess they created?

    August 19, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. Buckeye

    Bill briefing Barack on North Korea is much less valuable than Jimmy briefing him on Palestine and the immediate need for a big shift in blind US support for Israel.

    August 19, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. Obama Victim

    Obozo looks like he actually understands what Bill is talking about..........but, of course. we know better

    August 19, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  6. Doug, New Jersey

    "So Bill, did Kim come through with telling you how he has made his people slaves so that I can carry out the same exact plan for Americans here? I know about censoring my opposition, I'm already attacking each and every American who speaks the truth Chicago-lib style."

    August 19, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  7. Zach in Georgia

    This is a great thing! President Obama should use any and all resources he has.

    August 19, 2009 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |