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She just spoke to a few reporters in the Capitol, off-camera:
• The meeting took place at 9pm and lasted about an hour.
• It took place in the living room on her home which is near American University in NW Washington.
• Hillary called Feinstein yesterday late afternoon to see if they could use her house.
• “I received them. Put them in the living room in two comfortable chairs facing one another and left,” said Feinstein who endorsed Clinton.
• Feinstein served them water but nothing else.
• No one else was in the room with them. One person from each of the campaigns went to a separate room, a study, in the house. Security waited outside.
• “They talked. I went upstairs and did my work. They called me when it was over. I came down and said ‘good night everybody, I hope you had a good meeting.’ They were laughing and that was it.”
• “They got along very well,” Feinstein said.
• Why do you think they wanted to meet privately, secretly, like this? “They wanted this
opportunity privately. You all know what it’s like. You go out and you have to make a statement and everybody’s critical of it. They just wanted an opportunity to meet together alone. This is a deeply personal time too. You’re sorting out your feelings. Hillary’s going to be giving a big speech tomorrow. Barrack is trying to put things together for a major presidential campaign. There are a lot of decompression, nerve endings, that need to come together. I think the opportunity to sit down, just the two of them, was positive,” she said.
Feinstein said she would not discuss the content of what Clinton and Obama talked about.
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