But the truth is, is that when we’re in conversations together, oftentimes it’s very productive. So the issue here really has to do with where do they want to take Russia - it’s substantive on a policy front.
President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the East Room at the White House on August 9, 2013 in Washington, . Obama spoke on the . surveillance program and relations with Russia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch License Photo. President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the East Room at the White House on August 9, 2013 in Washington, .
Press Conference on Intelligence Gathering Reform. Delivered 9 August 2013. AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio. President Obama: Keep in mind that our decision to not participate in the summit was not simply around Mr. Snowden. It had to do with the fact that, frankly, on a whole range of issues where we think we can make some progress, Russia has not moved. And so we don't consider that strictly punitive.
President Barack Obama. Today, understandably, I'm going to talk a little bit about how far we’ve come over the past eight years. As I was preparing to take office, the unemployment rate was on its way to 10 percent. the relevant intelligence committees. And once we had clarity and certainty around what, in fact, had happened, we publicly announced that, in fact, Russia had hacked into the DNC. And at that time, we did not attribute motives or any interpretations of why they had done so.
Obama's press conference theme: I'm surrounded by people whose concerns and passions are surprising and/or strange. 0pm BST. The press conference is over. Characteristically for Obama, it's extremely cautious and – crucially – does not stop any of the controversial bulk surveillance programs that brought him to this point.
for my last press conference. OBAMA: But Michelle, whose fashion sense is a little better than mine, tells me that’s not appropriate in January. I covered a lot of the ground that I would want to cover in my farewell address last week, so I’m just going to say a couple of quick things before I start taking questions. First, we have been in touch with the Bush family today after hearing about President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush being admitted to the hospital this morning.
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Barack Obama spoke with the BBC ahead of his trip to East Africa. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Well, I think it is important first of all that the president of the United States underscores our commitment to partnering with countries around the world, even though we're not intimidated by terrorist organisations. Second, the counterterrorism co-operation between the United States and Kenya - and Uganda and other countries - in East Africa - is very strong. The challenge is us making sure that we've got the interdiction capacity, the intelligence, that we are building a much stronger defence against some of these proxy wars and asymmetric efforts. And we've sent a clear message to the Iranians.
Obama side-stepped attempts to criticize Trump. Instead, he said he has "great confidence" in . intelligence and their conclusions about Russia's influence. intelligence agencies on the matter by Jan. 20, his last day in office. The news conference was the last one for 2016. Asked on the way out whether he would have another before leaving office, Obama responded: "I don't know, I'll have to reflect on that. president elect donald trump.
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