While this may not be breaking news it’s an interesting read for anyone with an interest in politics and American history. Let’s hope it actually sees the light of day. The U.S. government still has a chance to appeal and keep Nixon’s testimony sealed … if the government is able to do that, how can it claim to stand for transparency in government? Via the BBC:
The secret grand jury testimony given by former US President Richard Nixon over the Watergate scandal is set to be released after more than 36 years, following an order by a federal judge.
Judge Royce Lamberth granted a request by historian Stanley Kutler to release the transcript, citing of its historical significance.
But it will not be unsealed until the government has had a chance to appeal.
The political scandal prompted Nixon to resign in 1974. Nixon, who died 17 years ago, was the only US president to resign. He left office amid the fallout after a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington.
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