Magazine August 11, 2014, Issue

NSA Surveillance Transcript

DOCUMENT EXTRACT 07.18.14 19:33

Static. Noise on the line.

POTUS: “. . . very concerned. A civilian airliner is never a threat, Mr. President, and I think you owe the world an explanation.”

President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin: “I find your tone disrespectful, Mr. President. I assure you we had nothing to do with this. As I have said, let’s have an investigation. Let’s look at the facts. But to accuse us of this kind of thing is both absurd and insulting.”

POTUS: “No, thank you.”

PORF: “No thank you? What means this, no thank you?”

POTUS: “I beg your pardon, Mr. President. I wasn’t

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