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 ...

Congratulatory phone call on Blairs election

(Clinton Presidential Library)

Then moves on to talk of Clinton's daughter, Chelsea ...

Clinton-Blair talk kids on May 29 1997

(Clinton Presidential Library)

Followed by a story about eating pig ears with 'Boris'

Clinton tells Blair what Boris made him eat

(Clinton Presidential Library)

Some of the leaders' chats got a bit odd.

I went beagling once Clinton tells Blair

(Clinton Presidential Library)

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.


Not surprisingly, they share some pretty influential friends.

Clinton Blair talk Spielberg on July 27 1997

(Clinton Presidential Library)

Clinton-Blair talk in declassified documents

(Clinton Presidential Library)

Clinton and Blair also shared a heartfelt call on the death of Diana.

Blair and Clinton talk death of Diana

(Clinton Presidential Library)

Blair and Clinton talk death of Diana

(Clinton Presidential Library)

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