Barack and Hillary’s Secret Meeting

June 6, 2008

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton met privately Thursday night at the Washington home of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a key supporter of Clinton’s presidential campaign, Feinstein said Friday.

She left them in her living room with nothing other than water and comfortable chairs for what she called a positive meeting. No one else was in the room, and no one is giving details of what was discussed.

“They talked. I went upstairs and did my work,” Feinstein said Friday. “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.”

The meeting began at 9 p.m. and lasted about an hour, Feinstein said.

“I think the opportunity to sit down, just the two of them, was positive,” she said.

It was the two Democratic candidates’ first meeting since Obama became the party’s presumptive nominee on Tuesday.

“They talked about how to come together and how to unify this party and move forward because what we have at stake in November is so important,” Robert Gibbs, the Obama campaign’s communication director, said Friday on CNN’s “American Morning.”

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