President Obama holds a meeting today with members of his administration to discuss the Christmas Day attempted bombing. Per the AP, "After the meeting, to which 20 officials were invited, Obama will talk to the public about his findings, as well as a series of new steps to improve the watch lists and thwart future terrorist attacks, the White House said."
The list of attendees includes: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, CIA Director Leon Panetta, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Attorney General Eric Holder; Dennis Blair, director of national intelligence; Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center; national security adviser James Jones; and John Brennan, the president's counterterrorism adviser.
Obama will brief Democratic congressional leaders tonight, Roll Call adds.
Politico curtain-raises the meeting by previewing the five things to watch from it: 1) Will heads Roll? 2) Will we see Dr. Obama or Mr. Hyde? 3) Will Obama assist congressional investigations? 4) Does the Blair vs. Panetta fight resurface? 5) How far will the administration go in profiling?
The AP: "The suicide bomber who killed eight people inside a CIA base in Afghanistan claimed to have information about Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, and was being recruited as a double agent to infiltrate al-Qaida, a former senior U.S. intelligence official and a foreign government official confirmed Monday… NBC News first reported the bomber's identity."