President Nixon’s Shocking Letter To Bill Clinton Revealed

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( – Former President Richard Nixon had written a letter to then-President Bill Clinton in 1994, only one month before his death in April of that year. In the letter, he writes that he wanted to offer some “wise counsel” to the then-President, especially concerning Russia.

The letter was recently declassified by the Clinton presidential library and appears to have quite a few predictions. Dated March 21st, 1994, the seven-page letter gives Nixon’s assessment of the political state of Russia. He writes that there would come a time when someone like President Putin would come to power and there was going to be a decline in the relations between Ukraine and Russia. Specifically, he stated that the country’s unstable democracy was in danger.

The letter was written only two weeks after Nixon, who was 81 at the time, had returned from a trip to Ukraine and Russia. The former president is often remembered for his infamous scandal in 1974 and his departure from the White House, but his legacy also includes introducing a détente with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Nixon was also the first U.S. President to ever visit Moscow in 1972. During that visit, he signed along with the Treaty with Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and the Strategic Arms Limitation.

Following his exit from the White House, Nixon continued to take foreign trips on behalf of the U.S. and provided a lot of guidance on U.S. policy following the end of the Cold War.

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