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Watergate Special Prosecutor Force Transcripts

On May 28, 1980, the National Archives released the 12 ½ hours of conversations recorded on the White House tapes and transcripts that were played in open court and used by the Watergate Special Prosecution Force (WSPF) as part of the “Watergate” criminal trials.

On June 4, 1991, the National Archives released all 60 hours worth of tapes acquired and transcribed by the Watergate Special Prosecution Force for use in its investigations. These transcripts were not created by the Presidential Recordings Program and we cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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Transcript list below is courtesy Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (National Archives and Records Administration). 


March 23, 1971

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 25 (3 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   472-4 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Stephen B. Bull
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 26 (49 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   51-1
    • Concludes on Reference Cassette Number E - 27

    Location:   Cabinet Room 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • Leaders of the Dairy Industry
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 28 (31 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   472-21 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John B. Connally
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Clifford M. Hardin
    • John T. Whitaker
    • George P. Shultz
    • J. Phil Campbell
    • Donald R. Rice

April 19, 1971

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 29 (31 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   482-17 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D, Ehrlichman
    • George P. Shultz
    • Stephen B. Bull
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 30 (1 minute)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   2-1 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Richard G. Kleindienst

April 21, 1971

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 31 (3 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   485-4 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John N. Mitchell

May 5, 1971

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 32 (28 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   491-14 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman

July 6, 1971

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 33 (19 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   538-15 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John N. Mitchell
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • H.R.Haldeman

July 24, 1971

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 34 (12 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   545-3 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Egil ("Bud") Krogh, Jr.

October 8, 1971

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 35 (9 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   587-3 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John N. Mitchell
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Stephen B. Bull

October 25, 1971

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 36 (26 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   601-33 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Stephen B. Bull
    • Alexander P. Butterfield

March 30, 1972

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 37 (25 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   697-15 
    Location:  White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman 
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 38 (46 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   697-29 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman
    • Charles W. Colson 
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 39 (3 minutes)   |   Transcript Not Available 
    Conversation Number:   698-9 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman
    • Charles W. Colson

June 20, 1972

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 40 (21 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   342-27 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles W. Colson

June 23, 1972

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 41 (54 minutes)   |   Transcript
    • Concludes on Reference Cassette Number E - 42

    Conversation Number:   741-2 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman
    • Ronald L. Ziegler
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 42
    • See Reference Cassette Number E - 41
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 43 (4 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   741-10 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman 
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 44 (23 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   343-36 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman
    • Ronald L. Ziegler 

June 30, 1972

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 45 (3 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   347-4 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John N. Mitchell
    • H.R.Haldeman

September 15, 1972

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 46 (48 minutes)   |   Transcript
    • Concludes on Reference Cassette Number E - 47

    Conversation Number:   779-2 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman
    • John W. Dean, III
    • Stephen B. Bull

Unknown

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 48 (18 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Location:   [Dictabelt Recording] 
    Participants:
    • Charles W. Colson
    • E. Howard Hunt

January 4, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 49 (25 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   393-13 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles W. Colson

January 5, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 50 (2 minutes)   |   Transcript Not Available 
    Conversation Number:   160-2 
    Location:   Camp David Study Table 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles W. Colson

January 8, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 51 (23 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   394-21/395-1 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles W. Colson

February 13, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 52 (12 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   854-17 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles W. Colson

February 14, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 53 (20 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   855-10 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles W. Colson
    • Stephen B. Bull
    • Manolo Sanchez
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 54 (16 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   856-4 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman

February 16, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 55 (29 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   858-3 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • L. Patrick Gray

February 23, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 56 (22 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   862-4 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Stephen B. Bull
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 57 (44 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   862-6 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Richard G. Kleindienst

February 27, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 58 (3 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   864-4 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John W, Dean, III
    • Stephen B. Bull

February 28, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 59 (56 minutes)   |   Transcript
    • Concludes on Reference Cassette Number E - 60

    Conversation Number:   865-14 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • John W, Dean, III
    • Stephen B. Bull

March 1, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E -61 (26 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   866-3 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III
    • Manolo Sanchez

March 8, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 62 (4 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   872-1 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III

March 13, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 63 (69 minutes)   |   Transcript
    • Continues on Reference Cassette Number E - 64

    Conversation Number:   878-14 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman
    • John W. Dean, III
    • Manolo Sanchez
       

March 17, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 65 (33 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   882-12 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III
    • H.R.Haldeman

March 20, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 66 (4 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   884-7 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman 
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 67 (46 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   885-7 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R.Haldeman 
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 68 (14 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   37-175 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III
    • White House Operator
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 69 (111 minutes)   |   Transcript
    • Concludes on Reference Cassettes E - 70 and E - 71

    Conversation Number:   886-8 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • John W, Dean, III
    • H.R.Haldeman
    • Stephen B. Bull
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 72 (36 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   421-18 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III
    • H.R.Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 73 (14 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   37-204 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles W. Colson
    • White House Operator (Telecon)

March 22, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 74 (106 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   422-20
    • Continues on Reference Cassette Number E - 75
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman 
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 76 (88 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   422-33
    • Continues on Reference Cassette Number E - 77
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John N. Mitchell
       

March 27, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 78 (109 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   423-3
    • Continues on Reference Cassettes E - 79 and E - 80
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Ronald L. Ziegler
       

March 30, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 81 (16 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   890-19 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Ronald L. Ziegler
    • John D. Ehrlichman

April 12, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 82 (15 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   44-158 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles W. Colson

April 14, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 83 (126 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   428-19
    • Continues on Reference Cassettes E - 84 and E - 85
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 86 (47 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   896-4 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 87 (43 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   896-5 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
       

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 88 (57 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   428-28
    • Continues on Reference Cassette Number E - 89
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 90 (12 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   38-34 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 91 (29 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   38-37 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman

April 15, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 92 (31 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   896-6 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Manolo Sanchez
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 93 (18 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   38-42 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Stephen B. Bull (Telcon)

April 16, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 94 (19 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   897-3 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Stephen B. Bull

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 95 (37 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   897-4 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III
    • Stephen B. Bull

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 96 (12 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   897-9 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John W. Dean, III

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 97 (22 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   897-11 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 98 (29 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   427-5 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Ronald L. Ziegler
    • John D. Ehrlichman

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 99 (19 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   427-10 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III

April 17, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 100 (11 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   898-6 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • Rose Mary Woods

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 101 (107 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   898-12
    • Continues on Reference Cassettes E - 102 and E - 103
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Ronald L. Ziegler
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 104 (43 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   898-23/899-1 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • Ronald L. Ziegler
    • John D. Ehrlichman

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 105 (94 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   429-3
    • Continues on Reference Cassette Number E - 106
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • William P. Rogers
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Manolo Sanchez
       

April 18, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 107 (18 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   900-26 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman

April 19, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 108 (34 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   902-1 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 109 (11 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   902-2 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Henry E. Petersen

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 110 (30 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   902-9 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 111 (71 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   429-15
    • Continues on Reference Cassette Number E - 112
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • Richard A. Moore
       

Unknown

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 113 (10 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Location:   [Dictabelt Rrecording] 
    Participants:
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Herbert W. Kalmbach

April 19, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 114 (26 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   429-18 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Manolo Sanchez

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 115 (15 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   38-125 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • White House Operator (Telecon)

April 20, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 116 (16 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   903-1 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 117 (22 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   903-6 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 118 (17 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   903-19 
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman

April 25, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 119 (150 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   430-4
    • Continues on Reference Cassettes E - 120, E - 121, and E - 122
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 123 (42 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   430-22 
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 124 (17 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   38-150 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman (Telecon)

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 125 (2 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   38-151 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman (Telecon)

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 126 (14 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   38-154 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • White House Operator (Telecon)

     
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 127 (8 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   38-156 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • White House Operator (Telecon)

April 26, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 128 (89 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   905-8
    • Continues on Reference Cassette Number E - 129
    Location:   White House Oval Office 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 130 (309 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   431-9
    • Continues on Reference Cassettes E - 131, E - 132, E - 133, E - 134, E - 135, and E - 136
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • John D. Ehrlichman
    • Ronald L. Ziegler
    • Stephen B. Bull
    • Manolo Sanchez
       

June 4, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 137 (281 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   442-1
    • Continues on Reference Cassettes E - 138, E - 139, E - 140, E - 141, E - 142, and E - 143
    Location:   Old Executive Office Building 
    Participants:  
    • President Nixon
    • John W. Dean, III
    • Stephen B. Bull
    • Alexander M. Haig
    • Ronald L. Ziegler
    • Manolo Sanchez
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 144 (15 minutes)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   39-80 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman
    • White House Operator (Telecon)
       
  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 145 (1 minute)   |   Transcript 
    Conversation Number:   39-83 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • H.R. Haldeman (Telecon)

June 11, 1973

  • Cassette Number / Minutes:   E - 146 (30 seconds)   |   Transcript Not Available 
    Conversation Number:   40-7 
    Location:   White House Telephone 
    Participants:
    • President Nixon
    • Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo
    • White House Operator

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