Meanwhile, in the Rayburn House Office Building . . .
"Vanderboegh's coming! Hide the emails!"
On a not-entirely-unrelated matter of interest, we provide this factoid:
National Security Council (NSC) functions as the President’s primary forum for discussing national security and foreign policy matters with his senior security advisors, cabinet officials, and closest staff members. Created by the National Security Act of 1947, the NSC has become increasingly influential in policy matters and the daily operations of the nation’s military and intelligence agencies over the past six and a half decades. Although the actions and proceedings of the NSC remain highly confidential, under the guidance of the President, its members regularly address the most pressing issues concerning the national security of the United States.
The President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, and Secretary of State are considered to be statutory attendees of NSC meetings, but they are also regularly joined by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Director of National Intelligence, the National Security Advisor, and other executive officials. The NSC conducts its meetings in the White House Situation Room, and the National Security Advisor’s presence in the West Wing provides the President with direct access to research, briefings, and intelligence related to all aspects of national security. During times of crisis, the National Security Advisor is also responsible for operating out of the Situation Room in order to provide the President and other members of the NSC with regular updates pertaining to the situation at hand.