The Lyndon Johnson library recently released audiotapes from 1968, revealing President Johnson complaining about Richard Nixon’s campaign trying to block Vietnam peace talks and thus help Nixon win the presidential election over Hubert Humphrey.
Citing wiretaps of intercepted communications in which Nixon campaign operatives urged South Vietnamese officials to boycott the peace talks, Johnson called this interference “treason,” since 500,000 U.S. troops were then in harm’s way.
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Investigative reporter Robert Parry discusses the historical signicance of the audiotapes.
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