Sunday, July 23, 2017
The oval shape of rooms in the White House was chosen to accommodate an elaborately formal greeting ceremony known as a "Levee." The ceremony was borrowed from the royal courts of England and France.The White House Historical Association explains how it...
Originally published on Quora.com. Every modern President has met with Russian officials. Presidents Obama and Bush have both met with the very same Russian official Trump did, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov — and they met with others as well. The fact...
Conversations in the Oval Office are generally not recorded. However, notetakers may be present in important meetings, especially those with foreign leaders. Presidents could choose to bug themselves if they like, but as Richard Nixon demonstrated for the ages, it's...

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