A current topic is the summary of a phone call made by the President of the U.S. I have read that no U.S. President since Nixon has recorded calls. Are there any countries/governments that do consider transparency and duty to history important enough to record phone calls made by leaders?

  • Do you maybe remember where you have read it? Recording phone calls for example to have proof in case of doubt sounds like best practice to me. Commented Jan 31, 2020 at 20:38
  • @Trilarion: One example is this Washington Post article: washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/09/25/… Commented Feb 1, 2020 at 17:45
  • Thanks. Content is unfortunately behind a paywall, but maybe I can get access to it. Commented Feb 1, 2020 at 19:41
  • Apparently there is no such requirement for the Prime Minister of Australia. However his Government was scrutinized by the Senate over what seems to have been regarded as a failing of the PM to make a record of a conversation with Trump: canberratimes.com.au/story/6450212/… Commented Feb 13, 2020 at 3:41


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