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Welcome to "Ask the White House". This online interactive forum, the first of its kind in politics, allows you to interact with Bush administration officials and friends of the White House.

Launched in April 2003, citizens have participated in over 400 online discussions with Cabinet Secretaries, Senior White House Officials, behind-the-scenes professionals at the White House, and others.

Transcripts of every live chat session are available on this page. If you would like to suggest a participant to appear on Ask the White House, click here.


July 29, 2004
White House Internet Director Jimmy Orr

Hello all, thanks for joining me today on Ask the White House. My last time on here was in October. It is good to be back, although I'm present for almost each Ask the White House.

July 28, 2004
Deputy Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary Brian Montgomery.

Greetings from the White House. I am very glad to join you today and answer your questions.

July 27, 2004
White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier

Hi, I'm Roland Mesnier, the Executive Pastry Chef at the White House for the past 25 years. And I'm very happy to take your questions and I will give you the smartest answers I know.

July 23, 2004
Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of USA Freedom Corps Desiree T. Sayle

Good morning, I.m delighted to be with your today to answer questions about volunteering and the USA Freedom Corp's Call to Summer Service.

July 22, 2004
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security Parney Albright

I'm really pleased to be able to join you and answer your questions today about the President's BioShield initiative and how it affects this Administration's ability to protect the American public against the threat of terrorism from biological, chemical and radiological threats.

July 21, 2004
Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins

Thanks to the Apollo 11 crew who joined us today for an abbreviated version of Ask the White House.

July 20, 2004
John Snow, Treasury Secretary

Thanks so much for having me here on "Ask the White House." I'm in the beautiful state of Maine today, and am so pleased to be able to participate in this conversation!

July 19, 2004
Buddy Rice, Indy 500 Champion

It is a great honor to be at the White House and to take questions from everyone. Thanks for sending your questions.

July 16, 2004
R. Alexander Acosta, Assistant Attorney General

Hello this is alex Acosta I'm the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. It is my pleasure to be online with you today. We are talking about human trafficking today.

July 15, 2004
James B. Comey, Deputy Attorney General

Good morning. It is great to be here to take your questions about this important legislation.

July 14, 2004
Tom Sansonetti, Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division

Hi, I'm Assistant Attorney General Tom Sansonetti. I'm in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division here at the Department of Justice, under the leadership of Attorney General John Ashcroft.

July 13, 2004
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Africa

Florizelle B. Liser, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Africa, dissussed the African Growth and Opportunity Act on Ask the White House Tuesday.

July 9, 2004
Department of Interior Secretary Gale Norton

Hi, I'm Interior Secretary Gale Norton. Many Americans are planning to take vacations this summer to our national parks.

July 8, 2004
Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Mike Garcia

Hi, this is Mike Garcia. I'm happy to join you on "Ask The White House."

July 7, 2004
White House Counsel Al Gonzales

Judge Gonzales appeared today on Ask the White House.

July 2, 2004
Deputy Secretary Armitage

Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage appeared today on Ask the White House.

July 1, 2004
Condoleeza Rice, National Security Adviser

National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice appeared today on Ask the White House.


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