What does the old POTUS say to the new POTUS?
January 21, 2009 11:39 AM Subscribe
Are the contents of the letters from US Presidents to their successors available in the National Archives or Presidential Libraries?
posted by BobbyVan to Law & Government (9 answers total)
I'm intrigued by the "From #43 to #44" letter
that former President Bush left for President Obama in the Oval Office, and was wondering: are the contents of earlier outgoing-to-incoming POTUS letters available for historians and the public-at-large to review?
Obviously, you want Presidents to be completely frank and candid in their intimate conversations (so I would expect there to be a significant period of time before such correspondence would be made public), but it would be fascinating to read what previous US Presidents wrote to their successors.
(And please don't waste my time or yours by injecting your own political opinions.)