President Obama ‘briefed several times’ about Navy Yard shooting

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A White House official talking to a Washington D.C. press pool said this morning that President Obama has been briefed several times about Navy Yard shooting.

“The President has been briefed several times about the unfolding situation at the Washington Navy Yard by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco and Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromanaco,” the White House official said, according to a pool report. “The President directed his team to stay in touch with our federal partners, including the Navy and FBI, as well as the local officials. We urge citizens to listen to the authorities and follow directions from the first responders on site.”

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