Apparently the official phone calls of the US President are recorded and transcripts are made. This process has apparently resulted in multiple phone conversations being revealed to the public by persons unknown.

What is the procedure for recording the phone calls of the President? Can the President make calls that are not recorded and who has access to the transcripts of calls? Who makes the transcripts?

  • This is an interesting question. Obviously classified information would never be recorded and released to the public domain for security reasons. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Feb 4 '17 at 17:18
  • Possible duplicate of How do leaders cross the language barrier during phone calls? – SJuan76 Feb 4 '17 at 17:45
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    @nelruk Does the red phone still exist? It would be interesting to see Putin and Trump exchange 140 char msgs over twitter on Ukraine and Syria files :p Ha life is getting more interesting with new technology and spreading messages around the world over the internet in mere seconds instead of 90 days with overseas snail-mail (horse-rider to ship, ship across ocean, ship to horse-rider). – WinEunuuchs2Unix Feb 4 '17 at 19:43
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    would this question be better suited for Skeptics.SE? – theman26 Dec 27 '17 at 4:05
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    @WinEunuuchs2Unix The "red phone" was never a phone. It was a teletype, then a fax, and now e-mail. – user71659 May 6 '18 at 20:53

I worked for the Reagan and Bush Administrations, including a detail to the White House. was told on day one that ALL White House calls are recorded; thus, I never made personal calls during my tenure.

  • Not an answer to the question as asked. – Tyler Durden Dec 4 '18 at 16:45
  • Not really an answer about Presidential calls as such, but still interesting. – agc Dec 4 '18 at 17:37

Yes the phone calls made by and made to the President of the United States are recorded in the interest of national security but the leaking of those recordings are breaches of national security unless explicitly authorized. Only people with a Yankee White security clearance will normally have access to these recordings and since they are expected to have undying loyalty to the United States it is unlikely to happen.

Source :

Donald Trump's Tweets.An example may be found here

Sometimes phone calls may be recorded by someone under their direction for record keeping or future use.

Another source (IEEE) - Link

The Presidential Records Act article may prove useful.

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