Clinton's Schedule for Next Week...Lockhart seems very evasive... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Office of the Press Secretary
December 22, 1999
The Briefing Room2:08 P.M. EST

MR. LOCKHART: Welcome to the last scheduled briefing of the millennium.

Now, let me do a little bit on the holiday schedule. The President will have no public schedule now through the end of the year. As in past years --

Q: Through the end of the year?

MR. LOCKHART: Yes. He's got next week off. He may have some private events that he'll attend Christmas Eve, that he has traditionally traveled to, but those are, obviously, private -- because I called them private.

Then he'll be here at the White House on Christmas Day.

The briefing room will operate under normal business hours, with the exception of New Year's Eve. On New Year's Eve, the briefing room will remain open and the North Lawn will be lit all night.

Q: What time will the briefing room open on New Year's Eve, like morning?

MR. LOCKHART: The normal time.

Q: You're indicating that he could go somewhere out of town after Christmas? b MR. LOCKHART: No, no, no. I'm saying, Christmas Eve there are traditional events he attends that I expect he'll probably attend this year.

Q: Vernon Jordan and church?

MR. LOCKHART: It's a secret. We don't want everybody showing up, Helen. But, yes.

Q: What makes you think they will?

MR. LOCKHART: Unlike some people in this room, the people in the country love the President. Or at least in the front row of this room, middle of the aisle.

Q: That's all right --

MR. LOCKHART: Yes, but there's still time.

Q: This is a scheduling question. Does the President stand to stay in town all day next week? Every day next week --

MR. LOCKHART: I don't have any travel schedule.

Q: Is he going to shop the rest of the week at all?

MR. LOCKHART: My expectation is he may have a few last minute items to get, and Christmas Eve is normally the day he pursues that.

Q: Joe, do you think you're going to be able to give your regular Christmas Day lid?

MR. LOCKHART: Yes. I was supposed to ask him about that this morning, and I forgot; but I hope to get that by the end of the day.

Q: So he's taking off the whole week? Friday, Christmas to New Year's?

MR. LOCKHART: Yes. He'll be in and around over the next couple days, but we don't have any public schedule and I expect that barring any changes, that next week will be a down week.

Q: Will there be briefings next week?

MR. LOCKHART: No. No, I don't have anything planned. I will be here through Friday afternoon, gone probably Monday through Wednesday next week. Obviously, if circumstances warrant some sort of briefing, we'll change our plans and we'll all be here together and very bitter at each other.

Q: When he goes out, we'll be alerted, the pool will be alerted?

MR. LOCKHART: Oh, yes, we'll do the normal pool gathering, and travel with him

Q: Are you ruling out any out-of-town travel next week?

MR. LOCKHART: I'm not, I just don't have any to report.

-- Roland (, December 23, 1999


Sorry for the sucky's never done that before.

link bin/washfile/ products/washfile/newsitem.shtml

-- Roland (, December 23, 1999.

I was going to do some more snips, but I suggest you just read the whole thing. Y2K, Terrorism, DC Mall event...all pertinent.

-- Roland (, December 23, 1999.

Who gave him persmission to take next week off?

-- Buster (, December 23, 1999.

He's not taking next week off. He's just disappearing from public view, no press releases, kind of "hiding out" if you will. You know, "radio silence" :0)

And he's not ruling out leaving DC, either. Read the briefing.

-- Roland (, December 23, 1999.

Studied silence. Unavailable for comment. Can't be seen or found in a public setting. No Pres, no Press, no story. No comment about that NewYear's Eve thingie on the Mall either. A very blackout.

-- ..- (dit@dot.dash), December 23, 1999.

So, does this mean he will not be speaking on the 28th as stated in an earlier thread?

-- Familyman (, December 23, 1999.

It's obviously White House Intern Interview Week.

-- Richard Greene (, December 23, 1999.

Maybe he's worried about 'crimes against humanity' type tribunals being formed.

Or, maybe the intern interviews ARE on. Ya never know...


-- Y2Kook (, December 23, 1999.

Oh goody goody, no untruths for a whole week. The world will fall apart without this. What will the neighbors say?

-- Notforlong (, December 23, 1999.

I can almost guarantee you that the big shin-dig in Dee Cee will "due to prudence", be cancelled.

did anyone see his LAAAAAAAAME comments on The Gov. paying his Court fees? shameless. He actually had the nads to say, "I won't even consider that" and, "I Wasn't the one that suggested it".

I swear everytime I seem him that, nose is looking bigger and bigger, it is funny to see!!

-- d----- (, December 23, 1999.

SnipBoth the Fed and Treasury will be reporting regularly to a White House Y2K monitoring center, set up on the eighth floor of a downtown office building not far from White House. It will be offering regular briefings on developments around the world as the millennium begins.

And where will Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers be? No one is saying specifically but it's a safe bet neither will be partying on New Year's eve.

"Chairman Greenspan will be be in touch and readily available," the Fed spokesman said. "Secretary Summers won't be here physically but he'll be in regular touch," said a Treasury spokesman.

Everybody repeat after me B...U...N...K...E...R

-- Nikoli Krushev (, December 23, 1999.

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