On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that he would release an unredacted transcript of his conversation with the president of Ukraine, amidst criticisms that he made have offered the president a quid pro quo in exchange for information about Joe Biden.
As the historian Kevin Kruse pointed out on Twitter, the move is straight out of Richard Nixon’s playbook.
Nixon released his own transcripts of the Oval Office tapes — which turned out to be wildly misleading. https://t.co/CZp8hlnAbA
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) September 24, 2019