Just Who Was At That Fake FEMA Briefing?
CBS News Obtains A Photo Of The "Press" Gallery Full Of FEMA Staffers
(CBS/AP) CBS News has obtained this photo of the now infamous fake FEMA press conference held during the California wildfires. The photo, taken by a FEMA employee, is one of the only known photos of the press gallery of that event.
The gallery is not filled with members of the press but with high-level agency employees.
At the podium on the left is Vice Admiral Harvey Johnson, the second in command at FEMA.
The former director of public affairs at the agency, John "Pat" Philbin told CBS News last week, "I am not aware that he knew what was happening and all of sudden staff were asking questions."
Identified in the photo are staff members that Johnson works closely with on a daily basis.
From left to right: Nathaniel Fogg, Counselor to the Director and Deputy Director; John "Pat" Philbin, former Director of External Affairs; Michael Widomski, Public Affairs Specialist; Eric Heighberger, Special Assistant, Office of the Administrator; Cindy Taylor (in tan suit), Communications Deputy Director; Dan Shulman (red tie), Director of Legislative Affairs; Debbie Wing (curly blond hair), Media Response Liaison; Aaron Walker (back to camera), National Spokesman.