Magazine May 29, 2017, Issue

NSA Surveillance Transcript

Donald Trump eats a pork chop. (Jim Young/Reuters)

RECORDED UNDER FISA DIRECTIVE 349.12A

TOP SECRET

STATUS: MASKED

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MALE VOICE 1: Look at that. Look at that. Now that’s a grilled cheese, am I right? People are saying, they say to me, all over, doesn’t matter where I am, why can’t we make a grilled cheese like we used to? And know what I say to them?

MALE VOICE 2: Hello? Yes? We are on the phone, Donald. Is time now for call. Yes?

MALE VOICE 1: Oh! Hey! Yeah! Sorry, was just telling Sean something about this amazing — you gotta come here, Vladimir. The guy here does this incredible sandwich

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