Magazine November 29, 2010, Issue

POTUS Communication Surveillance Transcript

Former president Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, September 23, 2010. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

POTUS Communication Surveillance Transcript

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[Static. Ringing.]

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE: Y’hello?

POTUS: Bill? It’s Barack Obama.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE: Hey! Greetings, Mr. President.

POTUS: Did I call at a bad time?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE: No, no. Hey, it’s always a good time around here. Just a sec. Can you hold on a second?

POTUS: Sure.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE: No, not you, Mr. President. I was talking to . . . Honey, baby, can you give me a moment here? Just get some cashews from the minibar and I’ll be right there. Can you hand me a Fiji water, baby? Thanks. Okay. Just let me . . .

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