President Barack Obama met privately with Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic to replace him, Monday at the White House.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to comment on any potential meeting earlier in the day, but after the meeting he issued a statement with few details.
“President Obama and Secretary Clinton enjoy catching-up in person when their schedules permit,” Earnest said. “This afternoon they met privately for about an hour at the White House and discussed a range of topics.”
After the meeting, Clinton posted a tweet praising the federal health care law with an old photo of her and Obama hugging.
Obama and Clinton have met occasionally since she left the State Department in 2013.
Clinton was in town Monday for a pair of events -- speaking at the left-leaning Center for American Progress about urban communities and at an awards ceremony in memory of Robin Toner, the first woman to be the national political correspondent of The New York Times.