'Ebola Czar' Absent from White House Ebola Strategy Meeting

'Ebola Czar' Absent from White House Ebola Strategy Meeting

Ron Klain, the newly-appointed “Ebola Czar” for Barack Obama’s administration, did not attend a White House meeting Friday discussing the federal response to the domestic threat of the deadly Ebola virus.

An email blast from the White House listing the meeting’s participants did not include Klain, who was given the position earlier in the day. The full list includes:

Vice President Joe Biden
Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense
Sylvia Burwell, Secrety of Health and Human Services 
Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
Denis McDonough, Chief of Staff
Shaun Donovan, Direct of the Office of Management and Budget
John Podesta, Counselor to the President
Susan Rice, National Security Advisor
General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Samantha Power, Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations (she telecommuted)
Dr. John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Rajiv Shah, Administrator to the U.S. Agency for International Development
Nancy Powell, State Department Ebola Coordinator
Katie Beirne Fallon, Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs
Jennifer Palmieri, Director of Communications
Joshua Earnest, Press Secretary
Suzanne George, Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
Brian Egan, National Security Council Legal Advisor
Rand Beers, Deputy Assistant to the President of Homeland Security


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