From FNC’s Ed Henry: WH confirms plane crash was briefly mentioned during Putin/Obama phone call


From WH Press Secretary Josh Earnest:

“I can confirm that President Putin near the end of this morning’s phone call with President Obama noted the early reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border.”

So WH is confirming that the crash was BRIEFLY mentioned during the phone call, but suggesting Putin did not pass on a lot of details to Obama. Exactly what Putin passed on to Obama – or did not pass on – may be significant as we assess in the hours ahead whether or not there was any Russian involvement.