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Conservative Journalist Responds To 'Suspicions' About Obama Meeting, Praises President

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President Barack Obama talks about the the budget and the partial government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. The president said he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their priorities, but not under the threat of "economic chaos." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) | AP

One of the conservative journalists who met with President Obama on Tuesday night responded to what he called "suspicions" about the off-the-record session.

The Washington Examiner's Byron York was one of a small group of reporters and columnists who sat down with the president. He was joined by columnists Kathleen Parker and Charles Krauthammer, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot and National Review reporter Robert Costa.

Though there was relatively little outcry on the right about the meeting, at least some conservative outlets, such as Breitbart, chided the journalists for speaking to Obama.

On Wednesday morning, York responded to apparent questions about his decision:

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