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Why do you think President Nixon taped his conversations even though he was discussing illegal activities with his aides?

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January 15, 2010 10:38PM

So that, if one of his aides turned against him, he could use the tapes against them. He never thought for a moment that his own tapes would be used against him.

A schemer never thinks their own scheme will backfire. They only see the positives from their point of view.