USA TODAY 
July 5, 2013
President Obama spent part of his July Fourth holiday meeting with aides about the crisis in Egypt.
Obama and members of his national security team met in the White House Situation Room a day after the Egyptian military ousted President Mohammed Morsi, installed a temporary government, and called for new elections.
In addition, Obama aides “have been in touch with Egyptian officials and our regional partners to convey the importance of a quick and responsible return of full authority to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible,” said a White House statement.
Echoing Obama’s statement of Wednesday evening, the White House also called for “a transparent political process that is inclusive of all parties and groups; avoiding any arbitrary arrests of President Morsi and his supporters; and the responsibility of all groups and parties to avoid violence.”