White House Daily Briefing

White House officials briefed reporters on a number of issues. Questions focused largely on the Syrian civil war and the upcoming G-8… read more

White House officials briefed reporters on a number of issues. Questions focused largely on the Syrian civil war and the upcoming G-8 Summit. The White House disclosed that the U.S. had conclusive evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime used chemical weapons against opposition forces. In addition, President Obama authorized sending weapons to Syrian opposition for the first time. In response to reporters' questions, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the president’s decision to increase support for the Syrian opposition had been made over the last few weeks. Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Special Assistant Caroline Atkinson also made remarks. close

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

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White House Daily Briefing

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Program ID:
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Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 14, 2013
Last Aired:
Jun 15, 2013

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  • Jun 14, 2013 | 12:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 14, 2013 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jun 14, 2013 | 6:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 14, 2013 | 10:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 15, 2013 | 3:23am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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