Obama’s final hours in the White House: Only a skeleton staff continues to work in the West Wing as the outgoing President’s schedule has been cleared to pack and have one last lunch with Joe Biden

Thursday, January 19, 2017
By Paul Martin

Thursday marks President Obama’s last full day in the White House
President-elect Donald Trump will become the new occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue at noon on Friday
In his final hours as president, Obama’s schedule has been cleared so he can pack and have one last lunch with his vice president
The West Wing is operating with a skeleton staff, since most staffers have left in recent weeks
Obama’s last act as president is expected to be a final round of commutations

DailyMail.com
19 January 2017

Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end.

The president spent his last full day Thursday at the White House before becoming an ex-president.

The big decisions and grand pronouncements are all behind him, but Obama is still in charge until President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath at noon on Friday.

The White House left Obama’s schedule mostly empty for the day, saying he would use the time to pack up the home he and his family have lived in for most of a decade.

The only events on his public calendar were his presidential daily briefing and his final weekly lunch with Vice President Joe Biden in the president’s private dining room.

Only a skeleton staff remained Thursday at the White House, creating an eerily quiet feeling in the normally bustling West Wing.

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