*From:* SV Date <xxx@huffpost.com>
*Sent:* Friday, August 17, 2018 11:00 AM
*Subject:* WH Pool Report 2 -- Trump gaggle

At 1053, POTUS is airborne bound for Joint Base Andrews.

Prior to boarding Marine 1, the president took questions from reporters for 5 minutes.

Quotes coming, put highlights:

- He never liked John Brennan, and why didnt Brennan say those things to the congressional committees earlier?


- He is probably going to take away Bruce Ohrs security clearance very quickly, and he is a disgrace because of his wife.

- He doesnt know Admiral McCraven, but hes gotten lots of praise for taking away security clearances, which he says are important to him.


- He will not talk about pardoning Paul Manafort, but it is very sad what happened to him and he is a good person.

More coming ASAP.



S.V. Dte

Senior White House Correspondent


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