President Obama Met with Members of His National Security Team on Boston Bombings Investigation

Washington, D.C., April 19, 2013 – The President continues to be briefed on the investigation by his national security team. The most recent briefing, provided in the Oval Office by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, concluded shortly after 4 p.m.
Meeting in the Situation Room of the White House. (Pictured, from left, are: FBI Director Robert Mueller; Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Attorney General Eric Holder; Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken; and Vice President Joe Biden. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Following that briefing the President placed calls to Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, to express his condolences for the MIT police officer who was killed overnight. The President said that the entire country is behind the people of Boston as well as Massachusetts, and that the full force of the Federal Government will continue to be made available until those responsible are brought to justice.

President Obama met with members of his national security team to discuss developments in the Boston bombings investigation, in the Situation Room of the White House.

A number of Cabinet Secretaries and other senior officials are at the White House to participate in a previously scheduled meeting of National Security Principals. These meetings, which are held on a regular basis, are chaired by the National Security Advisor.

The following is some pictures of police searching home of bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev at 410 Cambridge St in East Cambridge by David Li. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is still on the run as of 5:45 p.m. on April 19, 2013.