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Monday, December 09, 2019

By Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

An electronic device that could be a drone has been recovered on the White House grounds, Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing early Monday in New Delhi, India.

Asked about media reports on the device, Earnest said the device “doesn’t pose any ongoing threat” to the Obama family. The Secret Service is reportedly investigating.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are traveling in India right now. Their daughters, Malia and Sasha, are at home with their grandmother.

The question arose during a lengthy news conference here about diplomatic talks with the Indian government and Obama’s trip later this week to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to pay respects to the family of the late king during their mourning period.

In the middle of the news conference, Earnest said he didn’t know about the reports on the device. After checking his BlackBerry at the end of the news conference, he said a device was recovered on the White House grounds.

AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards


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