Secret White House Tapes

38–129

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38–129
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry E. Petersen
April 20, 1973
Conversation No. 38-129

Date: April 20, 1973
Time: 11:32 am - 11:40 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry E. Petersen.

[See also Conversation No. 903-11]

Watergate

-Ronald L. Ziegler’s statement to press

-Petersen’s conversations with President concerning grand jury

-John N. Mitchell

-Grand jury testimony

-Need to accelerate Grand jury’s activities
-Statements by Jeb Stuart Magruder and John W. Dean, III
-Problems
-Mitchell’s testimony before grand jury
-Lie detector tests

-Magruder

-Gordon C. Strachan

-Dean

-Status of negotiations
-Dean
-Distinction between roles as counsel and as conspirator
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Tape Subject Log

(rev. January-2011)

Conversation No. 38-129 (cont’d)

-Disclosure of information
-Possible legal culpability

-Executive privilege

-Petersen’s conversation with Richard G. Kleindienst

-Magruder’s departure from Commerce Department
-Resignation
-Suspension
-Compared with Dean and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-President’s schedule

-Cooperation by White House staff
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38–129

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