The story on the front page of today's Washington Post is here:
As I told the Post, the White House is usually very careful to stay out of specific party matters, particularly DOJ investigations of alleged criminal conduct. I am surprised that the White House would simultaneously hold a forum on the same topic as the DOJ investigation -- illegal on-line drug sales -- and invite companies that are subjects of the investigation to participate. This makes it all too easy for the company to use the White House to alter the course of the investigation.
And Google is a company even the White House will listen to for many reasons, including the fact that Google does not come to Washington empty handed: