Declassified transcripts show Bill Clinton, Tony Blair talked like pals
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Transcripts of conversations between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair released on Friday cover dozens of interactions between the U.S. president and British prime minister. They spoke at length and often as pals.
The 532-page document covering 1997 to 2000 was released by the Clinton Presidential Library through a Freedom of Information request by the BBC.
It begins with a call congratulating Blair on his election ...
Then moves on to talk of Clinton's daughter, Chelsea ...
Followed by a story about eating pig ears with 'Boris'
Some of the leaders' chats got a bit odd.
While much of what Clinton said is now a matter of public record, much of what Blair had to say has been redacted — a response to a 2009 order by U.S. President Barack Obama to keep classified anything pertaining to the national security of foreign governments when it comes to their relationship with America.