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Summoned To Situation Room: McChrystal In Hot Water Over Rolling Stone Profile

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An administration official told TPMDC that McChrystal has been directed to attend the regular monthly meeting on the war in person, "to explain to the Pentagon and the commander-in-chief his quotes in the piece about his colleagues."

Obama reportedly was furious and wanted McChrystal in Washington for a meeting tomorrow with the president and top officials instead of via teleconference. McChrystal apologized from Afghanistan and has phoned the West Wing to make personal apologies. Officials wouldn't say if McChrystal will tender his resignation tomorrow, but Politico's Mike Allen reported today that many want him to stay and finish out the president's critical mission in Afghanistan.

ABC News reported this morning that McChrystal's press aide Duncan Boothby resigned.