During the trip, personnel at Bagram Air Base gave to White House
communications personnel at list of people who were meeting Obama.
The White House gave the list to reporters covering the trip and
among the names was that of the CIA official.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama's chief of staff,
Denis McDonough, was briefed on Tuesday night by White House counsel
Neil Eggleston on the results of a probe into the case and offered
some recommendations to fix the problem, which were adopted.
The corrective measures, which Obama was briefed on, include:
From now on before any Obama international trip, White House
scheduling and advance staff will conduct a briefing in each country
to make clear to officials that names of people Obama will be
meeting will be released to the press and give them an opportunity
to raise concerns.
The White House press advance staffer will clear the names of
meeting participants with White House National Security Council
staff prior to the distribution of those names and titles to the
The White House scheduling staff and communications staff will
receive additional training to enhance awareness and improve
handling of sensitive information.
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Earnest, asked if any punishments had been meted out as a result of
the publication of the CIA official's name, said, "Not that I have
to report in this context."
He said the probe into the case had not been an effort to isolate
specific wrongdoing because the disclosure was inadvertent.
Earnest briefed reporters while Obama attended a Democratic
fundraiser in Weston, Massachusetts.
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