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Start Date: 14-Apr-1973 5:15 PM

End Date: 14-Apr-1973 6:08 PM


Ehrlichman, John D.Kleindienst, Richard G.

Recording Device: White House Telephone


NARA Description:

On April 14, 1973, John D. Ehrlichman and Richard G. Kleindienst talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 5:15 pm and 6:08 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 038-031 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 38-31

Date: April 14, 1973
Time: Unknown between 5:15 pm and 6:08 pm
Location: White House Telephone

John D. Ehrlichman talked with Richard G. Kleindienst.

[See also Conversation No. 428-28C]

[A transcript of the following portion of this conversation was prepared Richard Nixon’s Special
White House Counsel for Watergate Matters and submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of
the House of Representatives. This transcript can be found in Submission of Recorded
Presidential Conversations (SRPC), pages 629-638 (1-10). Please refer to the logging below.]



          -Ehrlichman’s investigation          

          -Ehrlichman’s report, April 14, 1973 


                -President’s instructions        

                      -Ehrlichman’s conversations, April 14, 1973
                             -John N. Mitchell and Jeb Stuart Magruder
                             -Magruder’s conversation with US Attorney
                                   -Previous grand jury testimony
                             -Perjury and conspiracy cases
                      -Ehrlichman’s conversation with Mitchell
                      -Ehrlichman’s conversation with Magruder
                             -John W. Dean, III’s advice to Committee to Re-elect the President
                             [CRP] staff concerning grand jury’s actions
                             -Earl J. Silbert’s statement concerning
                             Dean’s source
                      -Henry Petersen          

                -Joseph T. Sneed’s role in Watergate 

          -Possible special counsel        

                -Warren E. Burger and William P. Rogers 

          -Ehrlichman’s investigation          



                                       Tape Subject Log 

                                      (rev. January-2011)

                                                              Conversation No. 38-31 (cont’d)

                 -Ehrlichman’s legal position    


                 -Evidence of violation of law 

                       -Petersen’s advice
                 -Magruder’s possible testimony
                       -Dean, Frederick LaRue, Robert Mardian and Herbert L. (“Bart”) Porter

                 -Birnbaum and Sears         

     Ehrlichman’s schedule      

           -Meeting with Kleindienst and Petersen 

           -White House correspondents’ dinner