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President Obama assured by Trump's commitment: White House

President Obama assured by Trump's commitment: White House

Washington D.C. (United States), Nov. 11 : White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest asserted that President Obama is filled with renewed confidence in the commitment of the President-elect Donald Trump to engage in an effective, smooth transition after meeting him at the White House.

"We are committed to doing what is required on our part to make sure that that happens. And the President was pleased to hear a similar commitment expressed by the President-elect," said Earnest while responding to a question.

No ransom paid for release of Sgt Bergdahl: US

Josh EarnestWashington: No ransom was paid for the release of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who was held under Taliban captivity for five years, the US has said, refuting all such reports in this regard.

"I've seen these reports that suggest that a ransom was somehow paid, and those reports are inaccurate," White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday.

"Not from the United States government, not from a third party, none?" he was asked. "That's correct," Earnest reiterated.

A similar answer was given by the Pentagon too.

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