We don’t know if it rates a “Wow,” but White House documents covering meetings and phone calls between Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin have been released and posted online.
Wow. Without fanfare, a comprehensive archive of White House documents covering nearly all of Bill Clinton’s meetings and phone calls with Boris Yeltsin from 1993-1999 has been declassified and is now online. https://t.co/OyW6R2bqUX 1/ pic.twitter.com/sMZanglzjs
— Andrew S. Weiss (@andrewsweiss) August 30, 2018
Andrew Weiss goes on quite a bit exploring the contents of the archives, but the whole thing reminded NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell of one particular anecdote.
Food was a thing for them: Some of us watched @BillClinton take Yeltsin to lunch at Filomena's in Georgetown and consume 1000's of calories not counting the cake box they brought back to the White House. @MaureenDowd checked the menu and calculated the calorie count @nytimes https://t.co/GiHW9RJMea
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) August 30, 2018
— Girl Geek For President ?? (@girlgeek_rva) August 30, 2018
So Maureen Dowd was fact-checking the calorie count? And we’re just finding this out now? What was it?
Soooo, y'all have been this annoying for a while. https://t.co/dcIf7zw4UZ
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) August 30, 2018
You know they both probably consider Clinton’s poor diet the biggest of his scandals.
Wow. So journalism. https://t.co/zW3oXiyjfV
— ☠Problematic AF™ ☠ (@EF517_V3) August 30, 2018
Great job, Andrea! This is precisely the type of hard hitting news that America wants to hear. ?
— OregonMuse (@OregonMuse) August 30, 2018
Wow that’s some hard hitting journalism right there. ?
— Rubberband Girl (@Rbrbndgrl) August 30, 2018
MoDo always focused on the REAL news!
— Dennis P. O'Brien (@npanxx) August 30, 2018
Hard hitting report, there. Calorie count ?♂️
— Teacher on the Right (@UVIL1991) August 30, 2018
It’s nice to remember the days before “fake news” had taken root and only pros like this were on the job.
JOURNALISM! NBC News' Andrea Mitchell leads cheers for Philadelphia Eagles after Trump's disinvite https://t.co/UjYpjxVUlt
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 5, 2018