January 7th, 2010
12:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Bill Clinton and Obama meeting Thursday

Washington (CNN) – Presidents present and past team up at the White House Thursday, when President Barack Obama hosts former President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office. The official White House schedule lists the meeting as closed.

An administration source tells CNN that the meeting is a "check-in" between the two men.

The last sitdown meeting between the president and former president took place on September 14, when the two men met for lunch in New York City.

While at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the former president is also expected to visit with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who served as senior adviser to Clinton during the 1990's.


Filed under: Bill Clinton • President Obama
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Enough

    Obama going to ask Billy boy how to run the country? Obama needs all the help he can get, since he is clueless as to what he is doing.

    January 7, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    oh boy.............

    the clinton czar

    did anyone check in with hillary about this?

    haha

    i cant believe how everyone in washington is so connected
    insiders club.vote them out

    January 7, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. Hmmmm

    Obama has been a disaster. I wish Hillary had won instead.

    My guess is that in 7 years, Rahm Emanuel will be serving some jail time for corruption.

    January 7, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Probably asking Bubba for help.

    January 7, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  5. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    It is good that the two most successful presidents in the last 30 years get together.

    January 7, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  6. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This is great presidents sharing there thoughts on the country maybe this will help.

    January 7, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  7. d1120

    Ya' all voted for him.....for BOTH of them....

    January 7, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. Jacob

    a great leader seeks out advice and listens to others....

    January 7, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Good for them. It is going to take a while to overcome the disaster of the Bush 8 years.

    I am sure they will talk about why the republicans are so scared of people who do not belong to an all white country club.

    January 7, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  10. SocialismBad

    Obama is trying to find out how Clinton got re-elected after Hillary-care was crushed. I don't think Obama is going to be as lucky. One and done...

    January 7, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  11. Doug

    It is President Clinton's team on the field, check them, more being appointed every month. This third generation of Team Clinton is the result of democratic unity, yeah right. My President Obama is so busy reading briefing books that this will give him real world experience in action.

    January 7, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  12. John Boehner is like Cleopatra, only he bathes in Cheetos

    A person would not be too bright if he asked Bush/Cheney for advice for bringing the country to the edge of a major depression.

    January 7, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  13. Common Sense Guy

    This should be a real meeting of the minds.

    January 7, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  14. Orange Curtain, CA

    Best 2 Presidents...the Republicans should take notes and learn how to be real leaders instead of being puppets for lobbyists like Bush/Cheney.

    January 7, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  15. Carole

    What I love about this President is that he seeks out information and counsel BEFORE he speaks and makes decisions. With all he has been faced with since he took office, he is doing goo. I support my president!

    January 7, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  16. Patriot

    Whatever happened to the United States of America? It seems the "United" has no more meaning for those who would have our President smeared, libeled, and misrepresented. After all, he represents all of us whether or not we voted for him. I cannot imagine anyone showing up at an event during the Bush presidency with such defaming and blistering criticism. Even those of us opposed to his policies! I personally believe it is the responsibility of the citizens of this country be respectful of the office of the leader of our nation. I am beginning to believe that many Republicans and disgruntled citizens are actually unpatriotic despots who do not care one whit about our nation and it's democracy. DEMOCRACY IS NOT A POLITICAL PARTY NOR IS IT ECONOMICS....EDUCATE THYSELF.

    January 7, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  17. Christine

    This is a slap to those who didn't vote for Hillary. I am a republican that was expecting for Hillary to win in the primary because she is a much better candidate than McCain.

    Now we know that Democrats failed to choose Hillary - we could have been much better like in Clinton years when we have a good economic period.

    January 7, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  18. George

    Great company. I hope they enjoy it.

    January 7, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  19. Steve (the real one)

    It is beyond me how anybody with a dash of sense can claim Obama's presidency a success. (unless you are a hopeless partisan). It has only been a year! News flash everyone: republicans have screwed up when they were in power, the same with the democrats! Exactly why do we expect anything different? There have been some sucesses under both, they have been failures under both! Politics as usual!

    January 7, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  20. Baby Boomer

    As long as he's not talking to GWB and GHWB I'm fine with that. Two smart people sharing knowledge. What could be better than that...

    January 7, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  21. DF - Toronto

    Why is everyone getting on Obama. I have always liked Hillary Clinton and thought that she might have been a great President and I still do but Obama has truly done a great job and has earned the respect of millions throughout the world. The Republicans are lucky that they lost because the mess that was given to Obama to fix is incredible.

    Who listens to Giuliani and Newt except those who are already against anything that is not Republican. Republicans have shown one thing very well - THEY HAVE NO CREDIBILITY ANYWHERE EXCEPT IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE USA for obvious reasons. That will never change.

    The majority of intelligent and fair minded Americans can't possibly have such short memories. If they do, then that explains why they voted for George W the second time.

    January 7, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  22. Tony

    Its good to see the two most unsuccessful Presidents in the last 30 years on terrorism get together. Maybe Bill can give him some new apology lines. The GOP made Clinton be a better president, hopefully the same thing will happen with the transparent LIAR IN CHIEF.

    January 7, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  23. Torch

    He ought to be talking with Bush instead of Clinton.

    January 7, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  24. ted

    The best two guys that have been president.

    January 7, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  25. The Root Word of Progressive is Progress

    "Obama has been a disaster. I wish Hillary had won instead"

    You mean the "Hillary" who now works for President Obama and supports him fully???? Idiot.

    January 7, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
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