Gulf Oil Spill Update -- White House Debriefing Live Video Chat

Jun 01, 2010

Washington Post reporters take your questions about the highlights (and lowlights) of the Obama administration's daily briefing.

VIEWING NOTE: Today's briefing is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET. The Post's analysis will begin roughly 10-15 minutes after the briefing ends.

Welcome to our Tuesday video recap of the daily press briefing, I'm Ed O'Keefe, author of The Federal Eye, pinch hitting for my White House colleagues today.

 

Robert Gibbs faced several lines of questioning on two big topics of concern: The ongoing response to the Gulf Coast oil spill and Monday's incident involving a floatilla of ships off the coast of Israel.

Gibbs hemmed and hawed his way through the exchange, and also faced queries on the Joe Sestak affair and the aparent death of al Qaeda's #3.

What is the Obama administration's position on the flotilla attack bound for Gaza? Will they press for a UN investigation of the incident?

Who will be involved in the international investigation in the incident, and what do you think their goals will be?

Has the flotilla incident poisoned the atmosphere regarding talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians?

Reports say that drilling the second well will take until mid-August. How concerned is the administration about this dragging on for that long?

Who is in control? The administration or BP?

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Staff writer Ed OKeefe writes The Post's Federal Eye blog.
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