Official: Obama to meet SEALs 'directly involved' in getting bin Laden
President Obama lays a wreath at Ground Zero Thursday
May 6th, 2011
12:16 PM ET

Official: Obama to meet SEALs 'directly involved' in getting bin Laden

From CNN's Brianna Keilar and Bonney Kapp

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A senior administration official tells CNN that when President Obama meets today with members of the special operations team that took part in the assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound— that  will include Navy SEALs “directly involved” in getting bin Laden.

The official couldn’t say if all of the SEALs involved would be there—but that dozens of them would be.

The White House is not revealing any details, the official said, because the identities of the individuals involved are classified, as is their specific unit.

The president will spend “a fair amount of time” with them, the official said, adding that while this is not a formal debriefing, they could share with him details of the operation, in addition to Mr. Obama using the time to thank them.


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POTUS schedule for Friday, May 6
May 6th, 2011
07:46 AM ET

POTUS schedule for Friday, May 6

 

The president hits the road today, traveling toIndiana and Kentucky. First he heads to Indianapolis, where he will tour and speak at the HQ of Allison Transmission (a trip he was originally scheduled to take last month).  After that, he travels toFort Campbell,Kentucky, to address service members recently back from deployment. VP Biden will also be in attendance. Obama has no events scheduled after his 6:30pm return to the White House.

Here is Obama's schedule, as released by the White House last night:

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