2nd January 2007: Henry M. Paulson appeared late at the National Cathedral service for the late President Ford, and took a seat behind Nancy Reagan and next to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. US and British sources inform us that Paulson was exfiltrated from Europe on a British plane.
A picture of Paulson, Condoleeza Rice and President Carter taken by Reuters the same day:
OK, the photo doesn't add much. But read the caption (emphasis added):
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (R) talks with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (C) before the funeral of former U.S. President Gerald Ford at the National Cathedral in Washington January 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (UNITED STATES)
So he was late, was he?