Magazine May 1, 2017, Issue

NSA Surveillance Intercept

Steve Bannon participates in a Hudson Institute conference in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

EYES ONLY — NO UNMASKED IDs

Begin Extract:

[Static. Ringing.]

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Hello?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 2: Mr. Bannon? It’s Jared. How are you, sir?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 1: Doing okay, kid. Yourself?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE 2: Fine, thanks. Say, sir, Mr. Trump has been pretty clear about you and me sitting down to hash things out, and if you’re game, I sure am! My guess is, you and I have a case of good old-fashioned miscommunication-itis! So, here’s how I see it: Later today after I have my Mandarin lesson and right before my stretching class, you and I meet for an IPA

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