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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Aug 22, 2013

The last batch of tapes from President Richard Nixon have been released by the National Archives, CNN reports. The 340 hours of recordings are the last installment of a record that has kept historians busy for four decades. They run from April 1973 through that July, when the microphones were turned off after a probing Congress learned of their existence. This set includes calls of support from two future presidents following the April 30 speech: Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Bush, then the Republican Party's chairman, told Nixon, "I was really proud of you, and my golly, I know it was tough, and I just wanted to tell you that." Nixon replied, "Well, good for you, George."