you know what I think is interesting? key to the Watergate scandal and Nixon's eventual resignation was the fact that he'd taped huge amounts of his personal conversations in the white house and was eventually forced to turn them over to congress. and yet, those recordings only existed because Nixon himself chose to make them. It's wild to me that congress didn't instantly pass a law to require the executive branch to continue recording such conversations for Congressional review
I'm not a legal scholar, so maybe be executive privilege has its roots in the Constitution. But even then, congress should have acted to amend the Constitution to dictate that the process continue! It's fundamentally challenging to hold people to account for things you struggle to prove they did. I'm not saying this would fix the US government, but it seems like such an obvious improvement (that came up in an accountability situation, no less) that I'm surprised it hasn't seen air.
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