From: *David Boyer* <>
Date: Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 5:47 PM
Subject: Travel pool 4 -- more of gaggle

The president's party in 2 helicopters lifted off from Morristown at 5:23 p.m. Gaggle was very noisy, hard to hear tape, still transcribing, apologies for overlap.

Potus arrived in Bedminster at 5:39 p.m.

POTUS was met at Morristown airport By:

Colonel Rebecca J. Sonkiss

Commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base

Ms. Catherine Helms

Spouse of Colonel Rebecca J. Sonkiss

Pool traveling in vans.

More of gaggle:

SCOTUS : "I'll be anouncing it the Monday after the Fourth of July."

"I like them all."

He said the process will begin in earnest on Monday, but one or two will probably come to NJ this weekend "just for an interview."

"I'll probably interview six or seven" altogether.

It's a group of "brilliant, very talented, mostly conservative judges."

asked about talking to Putin about Crimea, he said "I'll talk to him about everything." again said Obama lost Crimea.

asked if the US would recognize Russia's claim on Crimea, he said, "We're going to have to see."

spoke about the upcoming NATO meetings, Germany must pay more.

He said he expects the administration's trade investigation on cars to be competed "in three to four weeks."

asked if Rod Rosenstein should be held in contempt, he said, "I think the whole thing will work out. I think they'll get what they need" in Congress.

He's not talking about pulling out of the WTO, "not at this point."

On the Annapolis shooting, "I have a lot of respect for the press. Some of the greatest people I know are reporters."

John Kelly "is a wonderful man.We have a very very good relatioinship. We've achieved a lot togehter."

Asked if he's leaving, the president said, "That I don't know. I like John a lot. I like him and I respect him."


Dave Boyer

White House correspondent

The Washington Times

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