Note below from FNC’s Ed Henry
-After a brutal week for the White House communications team as President Obama took heat for three days of fundraising amid a series of foreign policy crises, Press Secretary Josh Earnest hosted three of his predecessors from the Clinton administration for a strategy session on Friday.
Earnest and White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri hosted a lunch to chat with former White House press secretaries Mike McCurry, Joe Lockhart, and Jake Siewert, who all had bumpy days at the White House podium during the Clinton impeachment drama and its aftermath.
Palmieri, who also served in the Clinton White House, told Fox “all three are really smart guys” who are helpful to the current administration’s messaging.
“They had good advice,” added Palmieri, without divulging any specifics.
Palmieri said the lunch was the brainchild of Earnest, the relatively new press secretary who recently succeeded Jay Carney and undoubtedly wanted some tips from three predecessors who manned the White House podium during politically stormy times.