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Clinton Threw Back Vodka Shots After One Of His First Meetings With Putin

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Podesta, who now serves as a White House counselor for President Obama, was a mess after a night on the town.

"I don't know how I managed to get out of bed. I wouldn't even describe myself as hungover; alcohol was still pouring out of my pores," he said. "Yeltsin and Clinton went off for a private meeting. Mrs. Yeltsin had made a Linzer torte. She doesn't speak a word of English, and (former national security advisor) Sandy Berger and I sat there and ate Linzer torte, just hoping she didn't notice the bloodshot nature of my eyes."

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