From: Gardiner Harris
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 12:58
To: Goodman, Meghan K. EOP/OVP
Subject: Treaty Room hold; pool 2
Pool is now holding in the Treaty Room of the Apostolic Palace. The
walls are covered in gold wallpaper with "Secretarius Status"
embroidered throughout. There are three mammoth paintings on the walls
and a central table each with what appear to be empty silver
candleholders and very large salt-and-pepper shakers but are almost
certainly something else. The room is ringed with gilded chairs your
pool was forcefully reminded not to occupy. Then again, pool's Secret
Service escort was not invited inside the building at all. A
grandfather clock is clicking loudly between two giant windows.
VPOTUS will hold a meeting with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican
Secretary of State.
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