All the Presidents did it

June 27, 2014 With James Doyle

That is, they secretly recorded conversations with friends, staff, advisors and unsuspecting political visitors. Doyle achieved access to a great, hitherto-unheard archive of such tapes. And here they are, from FDR to LBJ. Some of the content of these conversations is amusing, more is revealing and one or two items generate astonishment.