White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said that while President Obama would “welcome” a move by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stay on in a second Obama term, the White House didn’t know she was considering doing so.
From the pool report of the Carney’s gaggle:
Carney repeated Potus remarks from the Jay Leno show praising Secretary Clinton and saying he would be happy to have her remain in a second term, but added that aside from comments she reportedly made yesterday, the White House was under the impression she planned to leave. “He would certainly welcome having her stay,” he said of Potus. He said he had “nothing to add” to speculation about other post-election personnel choices should Potus win reelection.