While NBC maintains no deal is in place, website employees have already been briefed on the plans and how they will be affected.
That claim soon evaporated as the administration conceded that she had "briefed" Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough and other aides.
According to a Taliban official who has been briefed on the talks, the U.S. side played hardball in the previous meetings.
In one revealing passage, McChrystal says he briefed President Bush and the national-security cabinet on the hunt for Zarqawi.
Among those Democrats briefed were now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jane Harman.
Because I reassigned them, at the same time I briefed them, and made these other assignments.
They briefed me on where I should take you, so there'd be good food ready.
Ripley briefed the general situation as it stood on the night of the engine theft in a few terse sentences.
I was still a new Exec, and the book said I must be briefed on my duties.
As we studied the pictures and charts, Stimson briefed us on the course of action.
late 13c., from Latin brevis (adj.) "short, low, little, shallow," from PIE *mregh-wi-, from root *mregh-u- "short" (cf. Greek brakhys "short," Old Church Slavonic bruzeja "shallow places, shoals," Gothic gamaurgjan "to shorten").
from Latin breve (genitive brevis), noun derivative of adjective brevis (see brief (adj.)) which came to mean "letter, summary," specifically a letter of the pope (less ample and solemn than a bull), and thus came to mean "letter of authority," which yielded the modern, legal sense of "summary of the facts of a case" (1630s).