New artifacts in Patriot. President. Peacemaker, the Richard Nixon Centennial exhibit, are making headlines nationwide. These newly declassified National Security documents reveal how President Nixon advised President Clinton on the shaping of the post-Cold War World.
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YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — In the final months of his life, Richard Nixon quietly advised President Bill Clinton on navigating the post-Cold War world, even offering to serve as a conduit for messages to Russian President Boris Yeltsin and other government officials, newly declassified documents show.
Memos and other records show Nixon’s behind-the-scenes relations with the Clinton White House. The documents are part of an exhibit opening Friday at the Nixon Presidential Library, marking the centennial of his birth.
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An exhibition opening on Friday at the Nixon Presidential Library in California features documents and memos detailing his relations with the White House after Mr Clinton took office in 1993.
In a video message recorded for the library, Mr Clinton recalls seeking the advice of his predecessor at a time when many Americans were tempted to say: “We’ve had enough of the world”.
Click here to read the congratulatory letter from President Nixon to President Clinton after the 1992 election.
Click here to read the Clinton White House National Security documents about President Nixon’s trip to Russia.