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. – Trilarion Jan 31 '20 at 20:38
  • @Trilarion: One example is this Washington Post article: washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/09/25/… – Gene McCulley Feb 1 '20 at 17:45
  • Thanks. Content is unfortunately behind a paywall, but maybe I can get access to it. – Trilarion Feb 1 '20 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/… – Orbital Aussie Feb 13 '20 at 3:41

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