Press Briefing by Barry Toiv

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William J. Clinton

Edgartown Elementary School Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts 11:58 A.M. EDT MR. TOIV: Let me make a few announcements first. As you know, Sandy Berger and a cast of thousands will brief this afternoon at about 4:00 p.m. on the President’s trip to Russia and Ireland, and so they will be able to answer a lot of … Continue reading Press Briefing by Barry Toiv

Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, Deputy National Security Advisor Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of Treasury Larry Summers, Ambassador at Large for the Newly Independent States Steve Sestanovich

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William J. Clinton

The Briefing Room 4:16 P.M. EDT MR. BERGER: Let me begin quite briefly by answering what I expect might be the first question: Given the crisis in Russia, why should the President still go? I think there are a number of reasons that it’s important that he go on this trip despite the situation — … Continue reading Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, Deputy National Security Advisor Jim Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of Treasury Larry Summers, Ambassador at Large for the Newly Independent States Steve Sestanovich

Press Briefing by Barry Toiv

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William J. Clinton

Edgartown Elementary School Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts 11:50 A.M. EDT MR. TOIV: Good afternoon — no, no, no, sorry — good morning. Q: Just barely. MR. TOIV: Let me make a few announcements. First, we will have a briefing on the Russia-Ireland trip on Friday morning, at 11:30 a.m., back at the White House. It will … Continue reading Press Briefing by Barry Toiv

Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Barry Toiv

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William J. Clinton

Edgartown Elementary School Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts 12:03 P.M. EDT MR. TOIV: Good afternoon and welcome to Martha’s Vineyard. Let me tell you a couple of things. First of all, the President this Thursday will travel to Worcester, Massachusetts, where he will join Congressman Jim McGovern and address the issue of school safety. A sign-up sheet … Continue reading Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Barry Toiv

Executive Order 13100—President’s Council on Food Safety

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William J. Clinton

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to improve the safety of the food supply through science-based regulation and well-coordinated inspection, enforcement, research, and education programs, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Establishment of President’s Council on … Continue reading Executive Order 13100—President’s Council on Food Safety

Press Briefing by Mike McCurry

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William J. Clinton

Edgartown Elementary School Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts 11:55 A.M. EDT MR. MCCURRY: The President, a short while ago, had an update from the National Security Advisor, Sandy Berger, about a number of things. They talked, obviously, about the internal developments in Russia, talked about that in the context of the President’s coming trip. Sandy began briefing … Continue reading Press Briefing by Mike McCurry

Press Briefing by Mike McCurry

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William J. Clinton

Edgartown Elementary School Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts 11:12 A.M. EDT MR. MCCURRY: I don’t know why I agreed to do this on camera, but I guess it’s going to be easier — easier than doing back-to-back interviews, doing it on camera. Okay, Saturday. The President, as most of you know, is finally on vacation, at last, … Continue reading Press Briefing by Mike McCurry

Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials

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William J. Clinton

By Telephone to Filing Center Edgartown Elementary School Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts 9:45 A.M. EDT SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: I’m going to provide some background for you on the amendment that we have just issued in the form of an executive order that will help us disrupt Osama bin Ladin’s network. Once I make a few points … Continue reading Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials

Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Sandy Berger and Mike McCurry

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William J. Clinton

The Briefing Room 1:30 P.M. EDT MR. BERGER: Good afternoon. This morning the President’s national security team met with him for, roughly, an hour to discuss both the operation yesterday and the overall effort to combat terrorism internationally. In terms of assessing the impact or damage that was caused by yesterday’s attacks, we know first … Continue reading Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Sandy Berger and Mike McCurry

Press Briefing by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and National Security Advisor Sandy Berger

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William J. Clinton

The Briefing Room 5:55 P.M. EDT MR. MCCURRY: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. We’re delighted to have the Secretary of State and the President’s National Security here. Secretary Albright will begin with a short statement; then Mr. Berger; then they’ll take your questions. Madam Secretary. SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: Thank you, Mike. You’ve heard the President’s announcement … Continue reading Press Briefing by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and National Security Advisor Sandy Berger