President Obama met secretly with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this afternoon for what the White House described as an “informal lunch.”
The meeting was not on the president’s schedule, but was revealed by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest who issued a statement to reporters after the meeting:
When their schedules permit, President Obama and Secretary Clinton enjoy the opportunity to catch-up in person. This afternoon they met privately for an informal lunch here at the White House for about an hour and a half. They discussed a wide array of topics, but this was mostly a social occasion.
The president’s schedule was left open for much of the day after Obama received his daily presidential briefing. He is expected to attend the Congressional Ball at the White House later this evening for members of Congress.