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“This Is Treason”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

Three days before the 1968 presidential election, President Johnson contacted Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen [R–Illinois] to inform him that the White House had received hard evidence from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Richard M. Dick Nixon was interfering with Johnsons efforts to start peace talks to end the Vietnam War. In this call, Johnson referred to contacts between Nixons campaign and South Vietnamese president Nguyễn Văn Thiệu that urged Thiệu to thwart any such negotiations. 

 

Date:
November 2, 1968
Location:
LBJ Ranch
Conversation:
WH6811-01-13706

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