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VP pool report #4
Ashley Parker • The Washington Post
February 18, 2017: 11:42 AM


A quick rundown of some fairly micro bilat color:

In the quadrilateral meeting between Pence and the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the four leaders stood ramrod straight, smiling at the cameras (no handshakes this time), and Pence thanked them each, individually. He then briefly thanked the pool. The pool was also given a glimpse of their meeting space, where Pence was flanked by Andrea Thompson, his national security adviser, and Josh Pitcock, his chief of staff.

In his fifth bilat of the day, with President Poroshenko of Ukraine, several members of the press shouted questions about Putin, Russia, and sanctions, but neither man responded, and the pool was quickly ushered out.

And in Pence's final bilat, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m, the vice president began by expressing his condolences, and offering his prayers, for the recent attack in southeast Turkey. The pool was then escorted out.

We are still holding in the Commerzbank, and will motorcade back to the hotel when Pence finishes this last meeting, in roughly 45 minutes.



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