Convergence - S3-E17
Continuity mistake: In the sit room, when the president is trying to decide whether to intercept the smugglers' aircraft, the local time displayed On the Clock in the background jumps from 19:12 to 19:58, back to 19:12, then to 20:13, then to 19:08. It then jumps to 19:53, then 19:59, then back to 19:15, then to 19:02. It then jumps to 20:00, before going back to 19:15 and finally finishing 19:02. All in the space of about 2 minutes of ‘real time'. (00:01:10 - 00:02:45)
Sea Change - S3-E1
Continuity mistake: Henry takes off his watch while sitting bedside. He stands up to take off his suit jacket, goes into the closet and returns into the bedroom, and his watch is back on his wrist. (00:14:00 - 00:15:00)
Just Another Normal Day - S1-E4
Continuity mistake: In the morning kitchen scene with the kids eating breakfast, the daughter bends down and grabs a blue box of cereal from the bottom cupboard. Next cut from the opposite angle, shows that she now has a yellow box of cereal instead. (00:12:25)
Answer: Most likely, in real life, this would not happen. However, for the purposes of the show, the ministers are shown as being frequently in D.C. This would be classified as a "suspension of disbelief." It is a plot device where the audience knows something is untrue or realistic, but are willing to accept the premise in order for the story to be told.