Cancer on the Presidency
John Dean briefs Nixon on the growing threat to his administration
Aware that two of President Richard M. Nixon’s closest aides—Chief of Staff H. R. “Bob” Haldeman and Chief Domestic Adviser John D. Ehrlichman—might be charged with obstruction of justice, White House counsel John W. Dean III—himself at risk of obstruction charges—briefed the president on the growing threat to his administration.
Date: March 21, 1973
Time: 10:12 a.m.–11:55 a.m.
Participants: Richard M. Nixon, John W. Dean III
Location: Oval Office
Tape: 886-008 A