Magazine February 19, 2018, Issue

Memo to Surveillance Staff

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes briefs reporters at the Capitol, March 24, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

TO: SURVEILLANCE STAFF

FROM: SACOMEY

RE: TRANSCRIPT

EYES ONLY — TOP SECRET

DOCUMENT EXTRACTS

NSA FILE 345.76

FISA WARRANT 091416: FILED

Begin Extract 1:

[Static. Hiss. Beeping noise.]

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #1: Is you? Is Donald?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #2: Whoa whoa. Let’s take a breath there, Vladimir. Try again. It’s Mr. President now, do we have to keep having this conversation?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #1: For what this business? Breaking my eggs for what this for? You come and you want for the money for the golfing and we say okay you can have the money and then the Facebook tweets from the bats and –

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #2: The

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