Cancer on the Presidency
On March 21, 1973, White House counsel John Dean went to see Nixon. Realizing that the president didn't fully understand the implications of the burglary and the cover-up, Dean offered a full, clear, and candid explanation.
Date: March 21, 1973
Participants: Richard Nixon, John Dean
Location: Oval Office
Editors' Note: Previous versions of this transcript were published as Watergate Prosecutor Transcripts, WTT-EX12, pp.1-8; Stanley Kutler, Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes (New York: Free Press, 1997) pp. 247-49