Subject: Travel pool report #9 – mystery, solved
According to Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes President Obama was late for the Ukraine session because he had meetings that backed up. Obama did attend the NATO meeting on Ukraine. Pool was hustled out after the opening remarks.
“It was simply because he had back to back meetings with ISAF and King Abdullah,” White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said.
Rhodes said Obama was able to “check in” with NATO aspirant countries this afternoon as well.
White House reporter
The Washington Post