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Opinion | The battle between President Biden and former president Trump over who controls executive privilege.

The Nixon case involved an agreement with the General Services Administration that would have allowed the former president to control and eventually destroy the tapes. Congress quickly passed a measure, signed by President Gerald R. Ford, requiring that the tapes be catalogued, screened and made public. Nixon, asserting executive privilege, sued to prevent government archivists even from reviewing the material.

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