White House Daily Briefing

Mr. Gibbs briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues, focusing primarily on the decision to not release… read more

Mr. Gibbs briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues, focusing primarily on the decision to not release photographs of prisoner treatment under the Bush administration. The decision was a reversal of a prior effort to release information on detainee treatment. Mr. Gibbs indicated that the reversal was made out of concern for the safety of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The briefing was interrupted at one point by ringing cell phones, one of which Mr. Gibbs confiscated. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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White House Daily Briefing

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White House Event
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News Briefing
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Briefing Room, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 13, 2009

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  • May 13, 2009 | 2:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 13, 2009 | 6:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 13, 2009 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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